[Haskell-cafe] Santana on my evil ways

John D. Ramsdell ramsdell0 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 15:43:38 EDT 2008

My son's nickname is Rama, so let me adopt it.  I am a functional
programmer, even when I use languages such as C.  Scheme facilitated
my development into a functional programmer, however, I appreciate the
benefits of pure function programming at times.  Yet when I use
Haskell, I hear reminders of my Scheme past cast in the music of
Santana.  The words I hear are set to "Eval Ways":

You've got to change your evil ways... Rama
Before I stop respecting you.
You've got to change... Rama
And every word that I say, it's true.
You use strange syntax and typing
And offset rules
You don't mutate locations
You use strange do's
This can't go on...
Lord knows you got to change.


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