[Haskell-cafe] FP v. OOP

brad clawsie clawsie at fastmail.fm
Tue Jun 5 11:19:35 EDT 2007

On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 05:53:33AM +0100, PR Stanley wrote:
>  Hi
>  BAE Systems which specialises in military technology is looking for 
>  programmers who have experience in C, C++ and Java and UML.

large corporations with significant software development obligations
are as interested in the market for software developers as software
development technologies and methodologies. regardless of the
viability of the technologies, there are simply more java coders
out there than haskell coders, and it is likely that given the average
salary and project quality that bae can offer, they need to be able to
access the broadest pool of applicants.

but there are also technical considerations. java has been in
extremely wide use for nearly a decade, as has c++. using these
technologies is a way to reduce risk. sometimes you don't want to
reduce risk, you want to embrace it in the hopes of creating a larger
payoff. one day the right kind of company may very well conclude that
the potential payoff of haskell is worth the risk.

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