[Haskell-cafe] Elevator pitch for Haskell.
ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 15:04:10 EDT 2007
>> Data.Binary is the low level frameworks, now people can pick up the rest.
>Last time I checked, there's about half a dozen "binary" packages. All
>incompatible. All with different design. Seriously not obvious which one
Data.Binary is the answer, http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/binary.html
>> The Unix stuff does all this, and the win32 stuff does it on Windows.
> Mmm... looks lovely. Any danger of documentation?
msdn.microsoft.com - if you know the C API, you can figure out the
Haskell one. No one should ever have to learn the Win32 API though,
> Still, everybody keeps muttering that "functional is the next big
> thing", and Erlang is taking over the world, so many Haskell's day will
I quite like the fact that I'm massively more productive than most
other programmers - at the end of the day that's what will make me
worth more money and happier than everyone else. Haskell might never
be popular, that's fine by me - I like elegance much more than
cheerleading :-) *
* Of course, all the cheerleading leads to more libraries which makes
me more productive and happier, so its all a win in the end.
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