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

Matthias Görgens matthias.goergens at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 14 14:56:54 EDT 2009

> It maybe be that Haskell is harder to learn as your *second* language
> because you have to unlearn things. Especially if your first language
> was something like C or Python.

Python is not too bad.  You can nearly use it a as a strict functional
programming language.  While this is not the idiomatic style to use
python in, it sure eases transition to a real functional language
(compared to say, C).  Also Python has no pointers, but does have
garbage collection.

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