[Haskell-cafe] Hackathon hesitation

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Thu Jul 13 12:39:21 EDT 2006

Feel free to come!  At worst, some of the material will be
incomprehensible (although I hope not), but you'll get to meet an
interesting bunch of people.  




From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org
[mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Chad Scherrer
Sent: 12 July 2006 18:58
To: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
Subject: [Haskell-cafe] Hackathon hesitation



I'm interested in attending the Hackathon, but I don't have any previous
experience working on compilers. I think it could be a great learning
experience, but I certainly don't want to slow progress on any work by
just hanging around asking questions. I'm a mathematician/statistician,
and my programming experience is limited to high-level languages like
Python, R, and Haskell. I can read C (sort of), but I've been too
frustrated by the lack of high-level features to do anything useful with
it. I've been using Haskell for about 2 years now (every chance I get),
and I'm very interested in using it to allow high-performance
(preferably parallel) code to be written at a very high level of

Given this, does it seem there would be much I could help with?


Chad Scherrer

"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana" -- Groucho Marx 

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