[Haskell-cafe] The ultimate insult?
micah at cowan.name
Sun Sep 21 14:48:39 EDT 2008
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Andrew Coppin wrote:
> "Delphi is usable. If you're a single hobbiest programmer, use whatever
> gets the job done. But as far as a career goes, I'd say even Haskell has
> better prospects than Delphi."
> So "even Haskell" is better? Ouch!
Oh come on... has anyone here actually pursued learning Haskell because
they thought it would help them rake in the jobs? :)
...I did once have a manager who habitually listed Lisp as a requirement
for software positions, even though it wasn't actually going to be used
(it was all C, C++ and Perl). He just wanted prospective employees to
have had experience understanding a different paradigm (functional-ish
programming). I wonder whether he's updated that to "Lisp, Scheme or
Haskell"? XSLT would do as well, I suppose...
Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer.
GNU Maintainer: wget, screen, teseq
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