[Haskell-cafe] How easy is it to hire Haskell programmers

Matthias Görgens matthias.goergens at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 2 11:24:23 EDT 2010

> A better test might be if they really understood Applicative and
> Traversable, or if they knew how to use hsc2hs; Talk about unboxing and when
> to apply strictness annotations, finger trees, stream fusion, purely
> functional data structures or ways to implement memoization in a purely
> functional setting, or how to abuse side effects to do so in a less pure
> way. Those are the kinds of things you get exposed to through actually using
> Haskell, rather than through reading a monad tutorial.

Sonuds good.  And please don't ask about specific GHC compiler flags.
(I had to answer such questions once.  Fortunately the other bits of
the Haskell parts of the interview were more relevant.)

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