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

DavidA polyomino at f2s.com
Mon Oct 18 05:08:24 EDT 2010

Ketil Malde <ketil <at> malde.org> writes:

> Don Stewart <dons <at> galois.com> writes:
> >> Good start, if only the "advanced" were replaced with something more
> >> characteristic, like "lazy", or "statically typed". Which, BTW, both do not
> > "lazy" and "statically typed" don't mean much to other people. They are
> > buzz words that mean nothing to many people.
> But they /are/ defining characteristics of the language, still.  I think
> they should be mentioned, ideally as links to separate pages (or
> pop-ups or a "live" sidebar?) that explain what they mean, and why you'd
> want them.
> -k

I agree that it is important to highlight the features that are characteristic
of the language. However, I would add that "statically typed" is a turn-off for
some people, so I think it is important to add "with type inference".

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