[Haskell-cafe] Interesting new user perspective

Iain Barnett iainspeed at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 14:27:51 EDT 2008

On 10 Oct 2008, at 7:05 pm, Jonathan Cast wrote:

> On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 19:08 +0100, Iain Barnett wrote:

> In Haskell it is.
> Parsec makes recursive descent parsers as easy to use in Haskell as
> regexps are in Perl.  No reason not to expose newcomers to Haskell to
> the thing it does best.
> jcc

Regex tends to come after things like basic I/O, even in Perl. I've  
got a Haskell book here (Hutton, 170 pages) that doesn't even mention  
how to open a file!

Just because it can be done, or it's easy(ier) doesn't mean that's  
where you should start.


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