[Haskell-cafe] New slogan for haskell.org

Donn Cave donn at drizzle.com
Fri Oct 5 12:11:59 EDT 2007

On Oct 5, 2007, at 1:59 AM, Bayley, Alistair wrote:

> So the question becomes: do you want to attract/seduce this kind of
> programmer? Let's assume the answer is yes :-)


> ... Then what sort of
> language should you use in your promotional paragraph? I don't think
> "polymorphism", "monads/monadic effects", "higher order functions",  
> and
> even "type classes" should be used. These terms will be universally
> unfamiliar to the target audience, and will alienate them.

Maybe.  Good.  Some readers will say to themselves `this language  
to have many unfamiliar features ... I must look into this!'  At this  
point, these
are only ones who are going to thrive anyway.

 From what I've seen, the greatest hurdle is the features that ARE  
particularly strong static typing.  Everyone knows static typing from  
C, C++, Java ... know what I'm saying?  If there's some way to defeat  
false recognition, that should help a lot.

Or maybe that's good too, for more survivor self selection.  Maybe a  
slogan would be `like LISP, but with strong static typing!'

	Donn Cave, donn at drizzle.com

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