[Haskell-cafe] Channel9 Interview: Software Composability and theFu ture of Languages

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sat Jan 27 02:18:44 EST 2007

> On 1/26/07, Collin Winter <collinw at gmail.com> wrote:
> >You have a PhD in computer science from Princeton, so your measure of
> >what's "hard" and what isn't in this regard is nearly worthless.
> >
> >I find it incredibly insulting for you to assert that people who
> >complain about Haskell's difficulty are too lazy and aren't really
> >interested in a better solution. Maybe they just don't want to have to
> >take graduate-level classes in category theory to get their job done.
> I've never taken a graduate-level class in category theory, or any
> course on category theory, and I'm a Haskell implementor. So perhaps
> the people who think they need to taken graduate-level classes in
> category theory in order to use Haskell are barking up the wrong tree
> (or perhaps I'm not a very good Haskell implementor, which is always
> possible.)

I haven't done any graduate level category theory either, and I hack
Haskell 24/7! Let's form a union!!

-- Don

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