[Haskell-cafe] Re: Learning Haskell

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 24 05:46:06 EDT 2009

"Tom.Amundsen" <tomamundsen at gmail.com> writes:

> How long did it take you to become proficient in Haskell?

Something more than twenty years.

> By that, I mean - how long until you were just as
> comfortable with Haskell as you were with your strongest
> language at that time?

Oh, Haskell was my strongest language during all that time! ;-)

If I have a serious point, it's that going from writing
imperative programmes to writing properly functional ones
takes a lot longer than it takes to learn every facet of the

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
http://www.chaos.org.uk/~jf/Stuff-I-dont-want.html  (updated 2009-01-31)

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