[Haskell-cafe] What *not* to use Haskell for

Krasimir Angelov kr.angelov at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 08:37:37 EST 2008

You can hire one Haskell programmer instead of 1,2,3... programmers in
your favorite imperative language.

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Arnar Birgisson <arnarbi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:38, Dave Tapley <dukedave at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Usually I'll avoid then question and explain that it is a 'complete'
>> language and we do have more than enough libraries to make it useful and
>> productive. But I'd be keen to know if people have any anecdotes,
>> ideally ones which can subsequently be twisted into an argument for
>> Haskell ;)
> I would not use Haskell if I were faced with the prospect of producing
> a huge system in short time (i.e. meaning I couldn't do it by myself)
> and all I had was a pool of "regular" programmers that have been
> trained in .NET, Java, C++, Python, <your favorite imperative
> language>.
> Yes, sad - but true. I'd very much like to see this twisted to an
> argument for Haskell :)
> cheers,
> Arnar
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