[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANN: #haskell-in-depth IRC channel
dons at galois.com
Wed Feb 4 01:37:54 EST 2009
We explicitly want to avoid a newbie "trap"
See the summary of the discussion that lead to the channel creation
> On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 00:15:48 +0000, Philippa Cowderoy
> <flippa at flippac.org> wrote:
> >If you need to know how to use monads so you can do IO,
> >#haskell-in-depth isn't the place. On the other hand, if you want to
> >discuss how Haskell's monads compare to the category theory or what the
> >category theory can tell us about how individual monads relate to the
> >language as a whole, -in-depth is a good place! In particular, we're
> >hoping that the kind of category theory discussions that give the
> >mistaken impression you actually need to know CT will increasingly live
> >in #haskell-in-depth.
> >We're not after a theory channel though - architectural discussion,
> >compiler implementation, possible type system extensions, library
> >design, all are good subjects.
> Great work! I look forward to participating sometime in the near
> In that case, for people who need to know how to use monads so that
> they can do IO, why not create a #haskell-beginners channel? I have
> occasionally read posts of some users who were hesitant to participate
> in #haskell until they learned enough to keep up with the discussions
> there. If neither #haskell nor #haskell-in-depth is appropriate,
> perhaps they would feel more comfortable in a
> Haskell-beginners-specific channel?
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