[Haskell-cafe] Re: Interesting new user perspective

Anton Tayanovskyy anton.tayanovskyy at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 17:14:41 EDT 2008

If you want to make Haskell more widely used, do pick a name for
Haskell Prime that starts with an A. I first heard of Haskell when
exploring the list of computer languages that Gedit could highlight.
Just imagine going through all those A,B,C,D,E,F,G before I came to

Those programmers who just want to earn their bread will not care if
Haskell tutorials are relevant or irrelevant. They would rather ask
how much a Haskell job pays and how many positions are there. The
Haskell audience is more likely to be people who are either interested
in programming languages in general or greatly dissatisfied with those
languages they work with. For them, the stranger the better.

My brain hurt a lot at first because of the compiler error messages
but I liked the challenge.

>> Trouble is, certain programmers expect to master everything in 20
>> seconds flat ("Learn C++ in 21 days", anyone?)

Just couldn't resist:



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