[Haskell-cafe] How many "Haskell Engineer I/II/III"s are there?
jason.dusek at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 13:30:23 EST 2010
2010/02/10 Tom Tobin <korpios at korpios.com>:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 9:59 AM, Jason Dusek <jason.dusek at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I wonder how many people actually write Haskell,
> > principally or exclusively, at work?
> While I don't suspect the number is large at the moment, the
> same thing could have been said several years ago of the
> language I use at my current job and used at my last job:
> Python. I get the same "industrial incubation period vibe"
> (for lack of a better term) from Haskell that I once got from
> Python -- although perhaps I'm biased in that I simply *like*
> these languages, too. :p
I completely agree. I'm just trying to figure out where on the
growth curve we are :) I am also interested in what industries
tend to aggregate Haskell programmers. Within the Bay Area
webosphere, Haskell is not much liked though Scala is gaining
some traction. I think this has a lot to do with the fact that
web programming is very much a "let's go shopping" kind of
discipline -- no point in troubling oneself over correctness
when the users haven't weighed in on the worth of your site.
Of course this attitude leads to a long maintenance phase of
Crazy Stuff®, like writing a PHP compiler; but by then you
have piles of money to throw at the problem! Such is the
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