[Haskell-cafe] Tutorial on Haskell

Derek Elkins derek.a.elkins at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 08:53:21 EDT 2007

Dougal Stanton wrote:
> On 18/04/07, R Hayes <rfhayes at reillyhayes.com> wrote:
>> One of the truly powerful things about Haskell is the short distance 
>> between
>> theory and practicality.  The problem is how to demonstrate this
>> convincingly.  The ability to prove a program's correctness is regularly
>> trotted out for show in this arena (or at least the lighter-weight claim
>> that programs that compile usually work).  I don't think that most
>> developers (and certainly not the OSCON crowd) are ready to drink that
>> kool-aid.  They *enjoy* debugging and are tired of the "static" vs.
>> "dynamic" debate.  But the ability to reason about programs has borne 
>> fruit
>> that I *do* think they will appreciate.  Because many of them care about
>> performance.
> I completely agree with you there. Someone earlier in the thread
> mentioned that QuickCheck almost in passing, but I think it should be
> emphasised:
> *QuickCheck is a really powerful way to work.*

Recently Neil Mitchell made an interesting blog post on this 

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