[Haskell-cafe] can Haskell do everyting as we want?
marco-oweber at gmx.de
Wed Aug 4 03:44:38 EDT 2010
have a look at brainfuck language. Its turing complete as Python, Haskell, etc
are. Then you'll learn that the quesntion "Can I do everything possible"
is not at all important. You have to ask instead: Can I complete my
task in reasonable time and with reasonable runtime performance etc.
For most use cases Haskell is a good choice - the only real things
I'm missing are
- nice stack traces
- completion support - because I find it relaxing not having to looking
all names. This could be fixed to some extend though..
Haskell is the best fit either.
If I were you I'd learn some Haskell - I don't think you'll regret it.
By reading the mailinglists, joining the chat room ocassionally you'll
learn a lot.
But if you have a real task to solve - have a look whether existing
solutions exist - thus "Use the best tool for the given problem".
Because recoding can sometimes take longer. And eg the Java community
has been much bigger in the past -> thus there are more libraries
and simulates a headless browser etc.
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