[Haskell-cafe] Re: How does one get off haskell?

Christopher Done chrisdone at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 17 19:41:40 EDT 2010

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On 17 June 2010 22:27, Evan Laforge <qdunkan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So how does one get off haskell? Are there people in similar situations
>>> that have managed? How did you do it?
> I used to get annoyed about all the java boilerplate and awkwardness.
> But then I learned that if I relax and stop thinking so much about the
> aesthetics of what I'm writing, I can just let my fingers go on typing
> without having to think too much.  Yes, it would have been shorter and
> more graceful in more capable languages, but I would have had to think
> more about how to factor things or apply the right abstractions.
> Ultimately the problems to be solved are the same, it's just that java
> and c++ give you a lot of padding where you're writing boilerplate and
> workarounds for not having closures, monadic values, a nice type
> system, etc.  It could be relaxing in the same way that playing 3rd
> trombone could be: you still get to play technical music every once
> and a while, but you also get a lot of downtime to count rests and
> listen to the music, or play whole notes.  There is a pleasure in
> that, even if it's not the same as when you're in the 1st violin
> section.  Music is still being made, problems are still getting
> solved.
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