[Haskell-cafe] Re: Elevator pitch for Haskell.

Niko Korhonen niko.korhonen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 02:24:05 EDT 2007

Paul Johnson wrote:
> 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.

If you blurt that one out to a typical IT manager, you will have a
guaranteed *DUMMY MODE ON* response consisting mostly of grunts and
other guttural noises. If delivered in 30 seconds, that particular
passage is pretty heavy even for a Haskell programmer.


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