[Haskell-cafe] New slogan for haskell.org

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Fri Oct 5 00:38:53 EDT 2007

On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 10:36:40AM -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> 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.

Because it's not a motivational text.

> 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
>     Parallelism!

Sounds cool, but what IS haskell?

I'm okay with adding motivation, but please leave the description.

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