[Haskell-cafe] Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt
jgoerzen at complete.org
Thu Jan 15 17:16:11 EST 2009
On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 01:50:11PM -0800, Jonathan Cast wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 10:56 -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> > > Most people don't understand pure functional programming either. Does
> > > that mean we should introduce unrestricted side effects in Haskell?
> > The key is to introduce concepts to them in terms they can understand.
> > You introduce it one way to experienced abstract mathematicians, and a
> > completely different way to experienced Perl hackers. I wouldn't expect
> > a mathematician to grok Perl, and I wouldn't expect $PERL_HACKER to grok
> > abstract math. People have different backgrounds to draw upon, and we
> > are under-serving one community.
> False. We are failing to meet the un-realistic expectations of advanced
> Perl/Python/Ruby/C/C++/Java/any other imperative language programmers as
> to the ease with which they should be able to learn Haskell.
What part of that are you saying is false? That people have different
backgrouns and learn differently?
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