[Haskell-cafe] Elevator pitch for functional programming

Jim Burton jim at sdf-eu.org
Tue Jan 20 10:52:11 EST 2009

Jim Burton wrote:
> Adrian Neumann wrote:
>> There was a thread about that:
>>  > http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2007-September/
>> 031402.html
> Thanks! I didn't literally mean "elevator pitch" and if I knew that thread
> existed would have phrased my post differently, because a list of the
> things that are cool about Haskell will not impress them. What I want and
> am finding it hard to create are examples where FP shines and, for the
> same problem, imperative languages look like more work. 

Parallelism! Something based on dons' blog
http://cgi.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/blog/2007/11/29#smoking-4core will be a
good start.

Many will think of
> programming solely in terms of developing websites, GUIs, database access,
> so I will demonstrate how strongly-typed database access can help them.
> Jim
> [...]

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