[Haskell-cafe] Elevator pitch for Haskell.

Paul Johnson paul at cogito.org.uk
Tue Sep 4 17:59:34 EDT 2007

This page (http://www.npdbd.umn.edu/deliver/elevator.html) has a 
template for an "elevator pitch".  This is what you say to someone when 
you have 30 seconds to explain your big idea, for instance if you find 
yourself in an elevator with them.  I thought I'd try instantiating it 
for Haskell.

For software developers who need to produce highly reliable software at 
minimum cost, Haskell is a pure functional programming language that 
reduces line count by 75% through reusable higher order functions and 
detects latent defects with its powerful static type system.  Unlike Ada 
and Java, Haskell allows reusable functions to be combined without the 
overhead of class definitions and inheritance, and its type system 
prevents the hidden side effects that cause many bugs in programs 
written in conventional languages.



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