[Haskell-cafe] Re: A rant against the blurb on the Haskell front
aditya.siram at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 10:48:48 EDT 2010
I agree that "statically typed" comes with a lot of Java/C++ baggage. Is
there some way of saying "really statically typed", or "uncoercable
immutable statically typed values"?
On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 4:08 AM, DavidA <polyomino at f2s.com> wrote:
> 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
> of the language. However, I would add that "statically typed" is a turn-off
> some people, so I think it is important to add "with type inference".
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