[Haskell-cafe] Re: A heretic question

Albert Y. C. Lai trebla at vex.net
Thu Oct 23 13:21:27 EDT 2008

Benjamin L.Russell wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 01:46:00 -0400, ajb at spamcop.net wrote:
>> A paintbrush is easy to use, but hard to use well.
> An interesting analogy.  Then, in the style of a verbal analogy exam
> question:
> C++ : paintbrush :: Haskell : ?

C++ : paintbrush :: Haskell : gimp or photoshop ?

(A twist on what "paintbrush" refers to. :) You can get gimp and 
photoshop to do wonder once you become computer-literate. You can get 
Haskell to do wonder once you become category-literate.)

C++ : paintbrush :: Haskell : OpenGL ?

(OpenGL has combinators for affine transformations. Plus, it has one 
more dimension than paintbrush painting!)

C++ : paintbrush :: Haskell : graphics software used for the Lord of the 
Rings movies?

("Real artists" swear by the paintbrush. The rest of us need automation 
in rendering things, postponing evaluation, and freeing memory!)


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