[Haskell-cafe] Aim Of Haskell

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Dec 12 07:30:33 EST 2006

> Hi
> >That's exactly the problem! For most people there *is* no difference.
> >You say "functional programming" to most people, even professional
> >programmers, and usually the only chance you have of getting them to
> >understand what what you mean is by asking "so, have you heard of
> >Lisp, or Scheme?"
> Talking to professional programmers, if I tell anyone I program in
> Haskell they nearly always say "oh, Pascal, that's cool". No one knows
> what functional programming is, Scheme/Lisp are the closest. Maybe we
> should try and hijack the phrase functional programming - Haskell is
> just too similar to Pascal.

Who wants to join the Lisp is not functional programming movement with me?

-- Don "If it ain't pure, it ain't functional" Stewart

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