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

C K Kashyap ckkashyap at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 06:42:19 CET 2011

> >> 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.

This is at 49th minute into the talk :)
Really nice to hear him say this.

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