[Haskell-cafe] RE: Haskell as a first language?

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Tue Jul 14 04:59:33 EDT 2009

Haskell is a great language!  Check out haskell.org.   I'm ccing the Haskell Cafe which is read by many people better qualified to answer your question than me.   (Since I've been working on Haskell for many years, I am not well qualified to say how it seems to a beginner.)


| -----Original Message-----
| From: Charles Turner [mailto:charlie.h.turner at googlemail.com]
| Sent: 11 July 2009 22:52
| To: Simon Peyton-Jones
| Subject: Haskell as a first language?
| I'll make this short! Do you think Haskell is a good language to start
| with? I am brand new to programming and have been using Scheme, some of
| my peers suggest I should use Haskell. It seems "professional" to me.
| Has features that a beginner should not worry about. What would you
| suggest. (I'm not worried about bias)
| Thank you very much for your time.
| Charles Turner.

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