[Haskell-cafe] Interesting new user perspective
jgoerzen at complete.org
Fri Oct 10 19:13:40 EDT 2008
On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 02:29:54PM -0700, Jonathan Cast wrote:
> > I've
> > got a Haskell book here (Hutton, 170 pages) that doesn't even mention
> > how to open a file!
> That short, and you expect minor features like that (that not every
> program even needs) to be squeezed in?
Uh... yes. Opening and closing files, command-line parsing, etc --
needed by almost every program. Aside from some very simple
stdin-to-stdout filters, it is difficult to imagine a program where
you don't need to open a file!
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