[Haskell-cafe] Employment

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+cl at mega-nerd.com
Mon Jan 19 15:06:22 EST 2009

Andrew Coppin wrote:

> Is it possible to earn money using Haskell? Does anybody here actually 
> do this?

Its proabably a little harder to find a company that wants a
Haskell hacker than  it is to find a company where Haskell and
other sane languages can be worked  in over time.

I work for a small venture capital funded started. My early work
was all C and C++. However we did have problems where these two 
langauges were not a good fit (too much reinventing the wheel and
boilerplate required) and I made the case for Ocaml (Yaron  Minsky's
Monad Reader  7 article helped). Fortunately my manager is a really
bright byg, was open to new ideas and already trusted my judgement.

We now hae a number of vital components of our flagship product
written in Ocaml. I am currently learning Haskell and intend to
introduce that as well.

Erik de Castro Lopo
"life is too long to be an expert at harmful things, including
such evilness as C++ and perl." -- Erik Naggum

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