[Haskell-cafe] Guy Steele's Praise For Haskell @ Strange Loop Keynote

Jake McArthur jake.mcarthur at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 03:02:53 CET 2011

So everybody doesn't have to go watch it, here is a shortened version of 
what Steele said in the video:

> Although Fortress is originally designed as an object-oriented framework in which to build an array-style scientific programming language, [...] as we've experimented with it and tried to get the parallelism going we found ourselves pushed more and more in the direction of using immutable data structures and a functional style of programming. [...] If I'd known seven years ago what I know now, I would have started with Haskell and pushed it a tenth of the way toward Fortran instead of starting with Fortran and pushing it nine tenths of the way toward Haskell.

I think I might use this in some slides soon. :) Thanks for pointing it out!

- Jake

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