[Haskell-cafe] Re: Aim Of Haskell

Jón Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Dec 12 07:45:05 EST 2006

"Neil Mitchell" <ndmitchell at gmail.com> writes:

> Talking to professional programmers, if I tell anyone I program in
> Haskell they nearly always say "oh, Pascal, that's cool".

You need to say HHHHHHHHaskell...

> No one knows what functional programming is, Scheme/Lisp
> are the closest. Maybe we should try and hijack the phrase
> functional programming

I think we should call it "Abstraction Oriented
Programming". It's got the "oriented" buzzword in it, and we
don't need to tell folk that "abstraction" means more than
one thing to us until we're sure they're OK.

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk

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