[Haskell-cafe] In what language...?

Alexander Solla ajs at 2piix.com
Mon Oct 25 18:44:17 EDT 2010

On Oct 25, 2010, at 2:10 PM, Andrew Coppin wrote:

> Hypothesis: The fact that the average Haskeller thinks that this  
> kind of dense cryptic material is "pretty garden-variety" notation  
> possibly explains why normal people think Haskell is scary.

Maybe, but the notation is still clearer than most programming  
notations for expressing the same ideas.  Most "normal" people don't  
realize that mathematicians discovered the constructs for expressing  
structures and computations 50 to hundreds of years before the  
invention of the semiconductor, or that the mathematician's goal of  
"elegant" expression is pragmatic.  Elegant expressions of a problem  
and its solutions are the easiest to work with.

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