[Haskell-cafe] Re: Versioning

Scott Brickner scottb at brickner.net
Thu Dec 21 15:21:41 EST 2006

Jacques Carette wrote:

> Lennart Augustsson wrote:
>> I must second this opinion.  There's this (false) perception that you 
>> need all
>> kinds of extensions to make Haskell usable.  It's simply not true.  
>> Certain
>> extensions can make your life easier, but that's it.
> To write code in Haskell, this is true.
> However, one of the wonderful things about Haskell is how much the 
> type system helps you.  And if you want the type system to help you 
> even more [which, as a programmer having suffered from dynamic typing 
> too long, I really want], those extensions are really needed.
> In other words, you can program in Haskell just fine without 
> extensions.  But if you want that "next level" in type safety, 
> extensions is where it's at, at least for the kind of code I write.

Or, to go the other way, if you don't care about type safety, you might 
as well program in Javascript.

What part of "ph'nglui bglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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