[Haskell-cafe] Re: On the verge of ... giving up!

Peter Verswyvelen bf3 at telenet.be
Sun Oct 14 15:16:56 EDT 2007

> main n = print . sum . map read . take n . reverse . lines =<< 
> getContents
Amazing. And so easy to read and understand...

This reminds me of a student how asked me to convert a simple formula to 
approximate PI from C++ to Haskell. Even although I have over a decade 
of C++ experience, I could not immediately do it (okay, I also just gave 
a 3 hours non-stop lecture, so my brain was completely empty ;). But 
when he gave me the math formula, converting it to Haskell was just a 
matter of translating the math to Haskell, almost one-to-one....

And that's one of the reasons I want to stick to Haskell for a few more 
years (at least) :-)


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