[Haskell-cafe] Elevator pitch for Haskell.

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sat Sep 8 12:25:48 EDT 2007

Dan Weston wrote:
> WARNING: Learning Haskell is dangerous to your health!
> Though cut with syntactic sugar to be more palatable to newbies, each 
> Haskell construct is in fact a contagious mix of higher-order 
> functions, lambda expressions, and partial applications, a highly 
> addictive gateway drug to category theory, initial algebras, and 
> greco-morphisms.

I wonder if I even want to *know* what those are... o_O

> Signs of addiction include prefixing co- to random words or needlessly 
> replacing recursive functions with combinators and pointfree notation.

Hmm... well I haven't started doing *that* yet...

>   In some cases, hackage is irreversible and can lead to uncontrolled 
> blogging.

OMG! I'm an addict! x_x


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