[Haskell-cafe] Re: How many "Haskell Engineer I/II/III"s are there?

Praki Prakash praki.prakash at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 10:02:45 EST 2010

I am working on an analytics server with a web front end. Being a
personal endeavor at this time, I can choose any language that I
fancy. I love Haskell and have achieved a modicum of proficiency with
many years of following along. I spent a few weeks of serious Haskell
prototyping and came to the realization that Haskell has a very steep
learning curve to become truly proficient in it. The basics are easy,
the various typeclasses can be understood with some study. But, there
are thousands of packages on Hackage and not much documentation on
most them. Another issue for me is the lack of a cohesive
infrastructure for working with web services.

Now my work has shifted to Clojure. I like it so far but I miss the
elegance of Haskell. Whether Haskell becomes an easy choice for
commercial work or remains a boutique language depends on how easy it
is to build today's applications.

But, I still love Haskell :)

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:39 AM, Michael Oswald <muell_om at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 02/10/2010 04:59 PM, Jason Dusek wrote:
>>   I wonder how many people actually write Haskell,
>>   principally or exclusively, at work?
> Well, my main language at work in the moment is C++, we also use Java, a
> lot of Tcl and Python.
> I use Haskell for my own programs and test utilities / converters. The
> biggest achievement at work was an Installer program, which was quite
> complicated and had to be safe and of course we had time pressure, so I
> quickly coded it in Haskell. It is now used in the installation
> procedure of a part from a big mission control system for satellites.
> lg,
> Michael
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