[Haskell-cafe] about Haskell code written to be "too smart"

Thomas Hartman tphyahoo at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 16:01:14 EDT 2009

Since this thread is ostensibly about haskell style, it should also be
about haskell style *today*.

As I think Yitz noted earlier, this is a moving target.

Adoption of haskell by the masses -- moving.
Skill of haskell hordes -- moving.
Abstractions available as part of "idiomatic haskell", and correctness
of these abstractions, as the state monad for partitions cockup shows
-- also moving.

2009/3/25 Jonathan Cast <jonathanccast at fastmail.fm>:
> On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 12:48 -0700, Dan Weston wrote:
>> > However, there is something to be said for code that just looks like a
>>  > duck and quacks like a duck. It's less likely to surprise you.
>>  >
>>  > So... I insist... Easy for a beginner to read == better!
>> All you have said is that one building a skyscraper will need
>> scaffolding, blueprints, and a good building inspector. The intended
>> inhabitants of that skyscraper will not want to stare out at scaffolding
>> for the rest of their lives.
> +1
> jcc

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