[Haskell-cafe] Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt

Jonathan Cast jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Thu Jan 15 16:51:43 EST 2009

On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 17:13 +0000, Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:
> Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> > Most people don't understand pure functional programming either. 
> > Does that mean we should introduce unrestricted side effects in
> > Haskell?  
> No, just that we should seek to minimise the new stuff they have
> to get to grips with.

How does forcing them to learn proposed terminology such as `Appendable'
help here?  Learners of Haskell do still need to learn what the new word

(Or are you suggesting we should aim for programmers to be able to use
Haskell (or just certain libraries?) without learning it first?)


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