[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hiding side effects in a data structure

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Oct 23 05:01:37 EDT 2007

"Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH" <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> writes:

> On Oct 21, 2007, at 6:29 , Jon Fairbairn wrote:
>> No, they (or at least links to them) typically are that bad!
>> Mind you, as far as fragment identification is concerned, so
>> are a lot of html pages.  But even if the links do have
>> fragment ids, pdfs still impose a significant overhead: I
>> don't want stuff swapped out just so that I can run a pdf
>> viewer; a web browser uses up enough resources as it is. And
>> will Hoogle link into pdfs?
> I prefer HTML for online viewing and PDF for offline.
> BTW, you might consider a trick:  look up the PDF on google,
> use the  HTML view.

That sort of misses my point. Given the length of time I've
been involved with it, I hardly need encouragement to use
Haskell, but if even I find getting to the documentation
off-putting, having to know a trick to do it isn't exactly
going to draw the reluctant programmer away from its bad
language habits.

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
http://www.chaos.org.uk/~jf/Stuff-I-dont-want.html  (updated 2007-05-07)

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