[Haskell-cafe] Collections

David House dmhouse at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 19:23:38 EDT 2007

Andrew Coppin writes:
 > Maybe it's just a culture thing then... In your typical OOP language, 
 > you spend five minutes thinking "now, what collection type shall I use 
 > here?" before going on to actually write the code. In Haskell, you just 
 > go "OK, so I'll put a list here..."

The design stage of any Haskell program should include a lot of time thinking
about your data structures, type classes, and how they all interact. If anything
this plays a larger role than in OOP.

-David House, dmhouse at gmail.com

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