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