[Haskell-cafe] Re: Aim Of Haskell

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Sun Dec 17 01:07:49 EST 2006

On Sat, Dec 16, 2006 at 10:40:10PM +0100, Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> John Meacham schrieb:
> >I think we need some sort of signal, to show that one means "I
> >understand why haskell doesn't allow this in general, but am interested
> >in a compiler specific trick or some theoretical background on the
> >issue" rather than "I am learning haskell and am somewhat confused due
> >to preconcieved notions fostered by my experience with other languages,
> >can someone help me?"
> The usual answer to this kind of problem is splitting up the forums.
> E.g. a haskell-learners list for those who should be saying "I'm 
> learning Haskell", a haskell-tricks one for the more esoteric 
> (high-level, whatyanameit) stuff. Possibly haskell-libraries for library 
> announcements and questions of the form "where do I find the library for 
> doing foobar".

But part of the fun of haskell-cafe is that it's where all the cool people
hang out, so you can sit there and be dazzled by their arcane knowledge,
and yet also find help for your more mundane problems.  I don't think it
hurts for a newbie to get a mixture of answers, including the simple ones
that benefit them, along with a few to stretch their mind.
David Roundy
Department of Physics
Oregon State University

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