[Haskell-cafe] How Albus Dumbledore would sell Haskell

ajb at spamcop.net ajb at spamcop.net
Thu Apr 19 05:48:00 EDT 2007

G'day all.

Quoting Simon Peyton-Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com>:

> Lots of interesting ideas on this thread, and Haskell-Cafe threads are
> *supposed* to wander a bit.  But, just to remind you all: I'm particularly
> interested in
>   concrete examples (pref running code) of programs that are
>        * small
>        * useful
>        * demonstrate Haskell's power
>        * preferably something that might be a bit
>                tricky in another language

I updated the diff example a bit:


It now features TWO newtype synonyms.  This illustrates a crucial feature
of Haskell: Abstractions are cheap.

Andrew Bromage

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