[Haskell-cafe] Ideas

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sat Aug 25 15:16:10 EDT 2007

Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 07:43:30PM +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> Hey, aren't we trying to tell people is a 
>> *useful* language that people should learn and use? ;-)
> Actually, we aren't.  You might not have been able to tell, but a core
> goal of our community is to stay small and avoid success at all costs;
> our language is not practical, not designed to be practical, and if it
> ever becomes practical, it will have done so only by a terrible streak
> of bad luck.  Remember, success breeds inertia, and inertia would ruin
> our fundamental goal of being an agile research language.

Heh. Well, that told me... o_O

Maybe *this* is why everybody else thinks I'm an idiot for using 
Haskell... :-(

PS. Wasn't one of the explicit design goals "to design a standardised 
language for teaching FP"?

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