[Haskell-cafe] New slogan for haskell.org
dons at galois.com
Thu Oct 4 13:36:40 EDT 2007
It was raised at CUFP today that while Python has:
Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be
used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong
support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with
extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many
Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel
the language encourages the development of higher quality, more
With the links from the start about using Python for various purposes,
along with reassuring text about licenses and so on.
Note its all about how it can help you.
The Haskell website has the rather strange motivational text:
Haskell is a general purpose, purely functional programming language
featuring static typing, higher order functions, polymorphism, type
classes, and monadic effects. Haskell compilers are freely available
for almost any computer.
Which doesn't say why these help you.
Any suggestions on a 2 or 3 sentence spiel about what's available?
Here's some quick points:
General purpose: applications from OS kernels to compilers to web dev to ...
Strong integration with other languages: FFI, and FFI binding tools
Many developer tools: debugger, profiler, code coverage, QuickCheck
Extensive libraries: central library repository, central repo hosting
Productivity, robustness, maintainability: purity, type system, etc
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