[Haskell-cafe] Can Your Programming Language Do This?
jupdike at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 15:32:21 EDT 2006
> I don't think this commentary is really fair. It's also insular and bad for
> the reputation of the Haskell community. There are enough barriers to
> exploring FP and Haskell already. The purpose of the article was to
> encourage people to start taking baby steps toward FP, not to demonstrate a
> deep mastery of the subject.
I feel (maybe others agree) delighted that someone so widely read
begins to extoll the virtues of functional programming. I also feel
(maybe others also agree) disappointed that this, and other such
articles, fail to take the subject far enough, really showing what
better programming languages can do. I supposed I should be happy; the
long road to FP has to start somewhere, hopefully others will start
down that road sooner rather than later.
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