[Haskell-cafe] New to Haskell: The End

Jules Bean jules at jellybean.co.uk
Tue Dec 18 08:59:58 EST 2007

Cristian Baboi wrote:
> Haskell strengts as I see them:
> - it is "lazy with class"
> - it is strongly typed
> - it has automatic memory management
> - it has a standard library
> - it has a compiler
> - it is available on several platforms
> - it has a community
> - it is free
> Is there anything you would like to add ?

Purity/referential transparency is the most important point you're missing.

The other point is really an extension on the strong typing: other 
languages are strongly-typed too, but few of them have such an 
expressive type system as haskell, and the expressive type system helps 
with code design, helps code work right first time, and reduces bugs.


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