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

Daniel van den Eijkel dvde at gmx.net
Thu Jul 16 15:42:58 EDT 2009

In an ideal world, Haskell would be a perfect first programming language.

But consider: If someone without any programming background learns 
Haskell as first language, she or he might have big problems using any 
other language after that. Unlearning what you can do with Haskell is 
much harder than unlearning imperative thinking. (I had to learn PHP 
after I was used to write in Haskell, and it was no fun) I don't want to 
miss the great experience of learning Haskell *after* Scheme (and Scheme 
after C), and I would not like to deprieve anybody of such an 
experience. Or what should they have for dessert?

I don't know if that's a good argument.

Best regards,

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