[Haskell-cafe] A very edgy language (was: A very nontrivial
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Fri Jul 6 23:39:22 EDT 2007
> Andrew Coppin wrote:
> >Personally, I just try to avoid *all* language extensions - mainly
> >because most of them are utterly incomprehensible. (But then, perhaps
> >that's just because they all cover extremely rare edge cases?)
> Haskell is an extremely rare edge case to begin with.
> Non-strict (most implementations lazy): rarely useful if you ask the
> Static typing: extreme paranoia.
> Purely functional: vocal minority of edgy people.
> Haskell syntax: "map f xs" is utterly incomprehensible to both the
> mainstream "why not map(f,xs)" and the Schemers "why not (map f xs)".
> Great way to alienate everyone out there.
Give #haskell is a far larger community than:
As well as
Maybe we need to reconsider where the (FP) mainstream is now? :-)
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