[Haskell-cafe] Interesting new user perspective

Ryan Ingram ryani.spam at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 06:38:40 EDT 2008

If you want quick examples of idiomatic haskell including stdin/stdout
I/O, I like this page:

  -- ryan

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 7:08 PM, Iain Barnett <iainspeed at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 Oct 2008, at 9:33 pm, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>>  I think it's just the teaching of the language that needs work, not so
>> much the language itself.
> As a newer user myself, I'd agree with this statement. I'd like to see far
> more mundane tasks solved in tutorials. The number of times building a
> parser or generating prime number is used as an example is out of proportion
> to the times you'd use these things[1]. Just simple, *really* easy things
> would be better. Maybe it's just me, but if I wanted to learn perl or ruby
> or python or C# I'm not sure I'd ever see a _tutorial_ containing a prime
> number.
> Haskell is can obviously do some really interesting things, but constantly
> having wikipedia open so I can look up whatever mathematical doodah has just
> been mentioned can get draining. Even Real World Haskell suffers a bit from
> this.
> Iain
> [1] In years of programming (other languages) I've never had to generate my
> own primes or build a compiler or a parser. I may have parsed things, but
> that's different to building an entire parser, if you get my drift.
> Actually, tell a  lie. I have built a parser, but it's still not stuff for a
> beginner's tutorial IMHO.
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