[Haskell-cafe] help me evangelize haskell.

Donn Cave donn at avvanta.com
Sun Sep 5 12:57:44 EDT 2010

Quoth Ben Lippmeier <benl at ouroborus.net>,
> Grandiose, hand-wavy assertions like "strong typing leads to
> shorter development times and more reliable software" don't work
> on people that haven't already been there and done that. When you
> try to ram something down someone's throat they tend to resist.

Though, I think those sentiments can be appreciated when expressed 
properly.  I mean, I can talk about how nice it is when my programs
work the first time I run them, without necessarily being grandiose
or trying to ram something down anyone's throat.

I guess everyone's different - some Perl programmers might really
respond to a nice Haskell program, if it isn't gratuitously
incomprehensible.  Others may be more interested in the rationale
behind the language's features, and only from there find any motivation
to try to understand the syntax.

Of course it's a good idea to feign interest in their views on
software engineering, etc., but mostly it comes down to your charisma.
Never worked for me, but good luck!

	Donn Cave, donn at avvanta.com

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