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

Thomas Davie tom.davie at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 04:52:52 EDT 2010

On 3 Jul 2010, at 03:39, Don Stewart wrote:

> ivan.miljenovic:
>>>> Hmm, interesting. Applicative and Traversable are two classes I've never  
>>>> used and don't really understand the purpose of. I have no idea what  
>>>> hsc2hs is. I keep hearing finger trees mentioned, but only in connection  
>>>> to papers that I can't access. So I guess that means that I don't count  
>>>> as a "knowledgable" Haskell programmer. :-(
>>> RWH is free and online, and covers many useful things. There's no
>>> excuse :-)
>> Knowing about something /= knowing how to use it.  I own and have read
>> RWH, but I've never had to use hsc2hs, or Applicative, etc.
> Writing libraries that bind to C is a great way to have to use a lot of
> hsc2hs (or c2hs), so clearly you need to contribute more libraries :-)

Alternatively, they're already busy contributing lots of purely functional libraries, instead of doing (still valuable) work getting C cludges working.


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