[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Top Level <-

Adrian Hey ahey at iee.org
Thu Aug 28 20:45:16 EDT 2008

Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> If Haskell had always taken the pragmatic path of adding what seems
> easiest and most in line with imperative practice it would not be the
> language it is today.  It would be Perl, ML, or Java.
> The Haskell philosophy has always been to stick it out until someone
> comes up with the right solution to a problem rather than picking some
> easy way out.

BTW, unsafePerformIO seems quite pragmatic and easy to me, so let's
not get too snobby about this. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

Adrian Hey

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