[Haskell-cafe] New to Haskell: The End

Jonathan Cast jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Tue Dec 18 21:15:58 EST 2007

On 18 Dec 2007, at 7:28 AM, jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:

> Concerning the subject: "The End" of WHAT?
> Cristian Baboi writes:
>> Reinier Lamers wrote:
>>> Cristian Baboi wrote:
>>>> Haskell strengts as I see them:
> ...
>>>> - it has a compiler
> ...
>>>> Is there anything you would like to add ?
>>> Higher-order functions, purity, pattern-matching, no-nonsense  
>>> syntax,  algebraic data types, ...
>> From your list, I agree to add "some pattern matching abilities"  
>> to mine,  but that it all.
> Oh, it is anyway very generous of you. But tell me: do you  
> *understand*
> the remaining issues, notably the purity?
> Jerzy Karczmarczuk
> PS. For Henning T.: Don't worry, the "slogan battle" won't start  
> again. The
> discussion level is not appropriate. Although we can, of course,  
> add to
> this damned page the ad: "people, use Haskell! It has a compiler!"

Not a bad advantage --- Haskell is much faster than any mainstream  
language with a tenth its feature set.

Of course, so is any other language with a tenth its feature set, but  
I don't see how anyone using Scheme or ML is anymore a bad thing for  


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