[Haskell-cafe] Let's welcome the Ruby hackers!
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Feb 1 01:04:00 EST 2007
As seen here, reports from 'Rails Edge':
> It seems like everyone is turning onto Haskell these days.
> At Rails Edge last week, I saw a few telltale signs that some of the
> speakers (including a few members of the Rails core team) were playing with
> Haskell. In one case, a speaker was flipping through TextMate projects, and
> briefly displayed one project named "Haskell". In another case, the
> presenter's browser had a link to All About Monads centered in the middle
> of the bookmarks bar.
> Of course, I had to take the opportunity to see why these speakers were
> interested in Haskell. One speaker was looking into Parsec for some
> insights into language design (for DSLs, probably), while another was
> revisiting the language after he tried to learn it a few years ago.
> It turns out that a few members of the Rails team have informally chosen
> Haskell as their language of the year this year. Nothing formal, just a
> bunch of folks who hang out on irc periodically trading bits and pieces of
> Somehow, I think this bodes well for both Rails and Haskell.
More from the same guy:
(On not writing Rails support code in C, instead in Haskell).
So a big hello to any Ruby/Rails hackers lurking out there!
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