[Haskell-cafe] On the verge of ... giving up!
andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 17 16:59:41 EDT 2007
Hugh Perkins wrote:
> You're picking on Andrew Coppin? That's insane. He's got a sense of
> humour, and he's a lay (non-phd) person.
> Honestly, in one thread you've got "Haskell is misunderstood! Its the
> greatest language in the world! Why does no-one use it????" and in
> another you're insulting one of the few non-phds who's interested in
> the language.
Um... well... thanks for the unsolicited defence.
Well anyway, as you can see, I'm back. Mainly because I have questions
that I need answers for...
For what it's worth, I think Haskell is the most fantastic programming
language ever invented. I spend all my time thinking about it and using
it. And it frustrates the hell out of me that 100% of the human
population consider Haskell to be an irrelevant joke language. So I
basically have this uncontrollably awsome thing in front of me that I
spend all my time and energy interacting with... and nobody to talk to
about it. This mailing list is the only place I know of that is
inhabited by people who actually think Haskell is something worth
persuing. However, apparently even here my enthusiasm is misplaced.
I'm getting rather tired of being repeatedly flamed. So, in the
interests of preventing any further incidents, I will limit myself to
only asking specific questions that solicit a specific answer, and I
will attempt to refrain from stating any opinion of any kind. Hopefully
that way at least I'll get something useful from this list, and the
other people reading it won't have to listen to me being flamed again...
[Let the lurking begin...]
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