[Haskell-cafe] Why purely in haskell?

Peter Verswyvelen bf3 at telenet.be
Wed Jan 9 15:50:35 EST 2008

Derek Elkins wrote:
 > A shorter and lighter and and also interesting and entertaining read is:

Just read it, quoting:

`Tony Hoare’s comment: “I fear that Haskell is doomed to succeed”`

LOL! Very good stuff

If Haskell wasn't pure, I would not spent so much time trying to bend my 
over-imperative mind to it. I had it with impure languages, way to 
tricky. Those languages were nice when I was young & reckless :)

But I'm amazed that impure (albeit strong) languages like LISP and 
Scheme are still used for projects... I mean, in Scheme you can "set!" 
the addition operator to become a multiplication operator at runtime, 
modifying global behavior... Now that's a side effect, C/C++ is nothing 
compared to that! So I guess that with such great power comes great 


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