[Haskell-cafe] What is Haskell unsuitable for?
dwchandler at stilyagin.com
Thu Jun 17 15:21:12 EDT 2010
On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 12:01:53PM -0700, David Leimbach wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:57 AM, Darrin Chandler
> <dwchandler at stilyagin.com>wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 01:38:23PM -0500, aditya siram wrote:
> > > > Judging by the other thread, "getting hired" might be a valid answer
> > here...
> > > >
> > > No argument there - I'm even afraid to stick it on my resume. At least
> > > Clojure can be snuck into the JVM without people noticing - Haskell,
> > > unfortunately, is not that shy.
> > "I am sad that I can't use cool languages in the boring, mainstream
> > corporate jobs that are easy to find."
> > If you want to use cool languages, you may have to get a cool job. I
> > know: it's easy to say and harder to accomplish.
> I would never look at a resume when reviewing people to hire, see an exotic
> programming language, and draw negative conclusions about that candidate.
> In fact, I've found that learning to solve problems from different solution
> spaces in general is a worthwhile mental exercise, and helps one to come up
> with possibly better solutions in the mainstream languages.
> Sometimes breadth of experience is a good thing.
I agree. On the (employee) flip side, I'd rather go work for someone who has views
like you mention, regardless of language in use.
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