[Haskell-cafe] A rant against the blurb on the Haskell front page

Colin Paul Adams colin at colina.demon.co.uk
Sat Oct 16 03:09:59 EDT 2010

>>>>> "Don" == Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> writes:

    >> Let me explain.
    >> "Haskell is an advanced purely functional programming language."
    >> Good start, if only the "advanced" were replaced with something
    >> more characteristic, like "lazy", or "statically typed". Which,
    >> BTW, both do not

    Don> "lazy" and "statically typed" don't mean much to other
    Don> people. They are buzz words that mean nothing to many people.

And "purely functional programming language"?

If they mean anything to many people, it's that the language works
(i.e. functions). What language wouldn't work? 

I think Ben has a strong point here.
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire
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