[Haskell-cafe] Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt

Andrew Coppin 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 
have suggested.

> 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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