[Haskell-cafe] can Haskell do everyting as we want?

mokus at deepbondi.net mokus at deepbondi.net
Thu Aug 5 09:54:02 EDT 2010

David Leimbach wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Alberto G. Corona
> <agocorona at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Just to clarify,  I mean: Haskell may be seriously addictive.  Sounds
>> like
>> a joke, but it is not.  I do not recommend it for coding something quick
>> and
>> dirty.
> I use it for quick and dirty stuff all the time, mainly because what I
> want
> is often something that can be broken down into stages of processing, and
> pure functions are really nice for that.
> If I know the input is coming from a reliable enough stream (like a unix
> pipe to stdin) I can use functions like "interact" to create filters, or
> parse some input, and produce some output.
> It's pretty nice.

I may be mistaken (in which case, I'm sorry for putting words in his
mouth) but I understood what he was saying not as that Haskell is not
suited for quick and dirty projects, but rather that Haskell for small
projects could be a dangerous "gateway drug" that could seriously impact
one's ability to continue to enjoy working in other languages.

-- James

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