[Haskell-cafe] Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt
andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 16 17:15:04 EST 2009
Cory Knapp wrote:
> As far as I know, one of the draws of Haskell is the inherent
> mathematical nature of it.
It's also simultaneously one of the biggest things that puts people off.
Perhaps as we can curb this with sufficient documentation, as others
> But there's a deeper problem here, one that can't be resolved inside
> the Haskell community. The problem is that the "Math?! Scary! Gross!"
> attitude that's so pervasive in our society is hardly less pervasive
> in the computer subculture.
No arguments here!
However, that at least *is* completely beyond our power to alter.
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