[Haskell-cafe] A hell of a question

Jonathan Cast jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Mon Dec 22 20:23:09 EST 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-22 at 17:14 -0800, Jason Dusek wrote:
> Andrzej Jaworski <himself at poczta.nom.pl> wrote:
> > First let me disassociate Haskell from Taoism which to may
> > taste has left us in an unhealthy climate.  It suffices to say
> > that Taoism is a school of clever trics and cute aphorisms but
> > without the slightest attempt to explain or generalize let
> > alone produce an abstract idea or a system. That is why its
> > wisdom is non transferable in spite of majority of humans
> > desending from it.

> ...

>   Thus it is
>   in practical arts -- Chinese medicine, Taiji, strategy -- that
>   one comes to appreciate the Way and its Power.

But nonetheless, Haskell is not a practical art, no more than
theoretical physics or abstract algebra.


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