[Haskell-cafe] IO is a bad example for Monads

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Mon Dec 10 16:07:10 EST 2007

"Dan Piponi" <dpiponi at gmail.com> writes:

> The question isn't "Does Haskell need quick&dirty hackers?" It's
> "would we get better software (using your favourite metric) if we put
> Haskell into the hands of quick and dirty hackers?". I think the
> answer might be yes.

This is an interesting trade-off:  if we suppose that the most
enterprising and creative (i.e. talented) [language] hackers are most
susceptible to be lured over to Haskell, this strategy will increase
the average quality of software overall, while simultaneously
decreasing the average quality of code in both languages!

> Note also that there are many classes of people who fit the "quick and
> dirty" category.

Encourage them to learn Haskell and only be quick.

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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