[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Propeganda

Thomas Davie tom.davie at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 04:00:04 EDT 2008

On 24 Aug 2008, at 05:04, Albert Y. C. Lai wrote:

> "Dear friends, Haskell prevents more errors and earlier." This is  
> honest, relevant, good advocacy.
> "Dear friends, segfaults are type errors, not logical errors." Why  
> would you indulge in this? It's even less relevant than bikeshed  
> colours.

Is it?  when I write C I spend a lot of my time sat in gdb trying to  
figure out where the error that the Haskell type system would have  
caught for me is.  This is *very* relevant, it's right at the bottom  
line of whether I'm more productive in Haskell or in C.


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