[Haskell-cafe] Haskell for children? Any experience?

Henning Thielemann schlepptop at henning-thielemann.de
Fri Jan 28 18:12:37 CET 2011

Chris Smith schrieb:
> On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 11:44 -0600, aditya siram wrote:
>> I was a little negative in my last message so maybe I can contribute
>> something positive. If you're looking for a musical way to teach
>> Haskell I did a Haskell music hackathon [1]  about a year and a half
>> ago. The idea was to use Haskell [2] to play music through a
>> Supercollider music server [3] .
> Well, it seems like music is a good possibility for part of it.  We're
> talking about a weekly class for a year, so it'll go beyond that.  I'm
> sure that whatever I do, I won't be able to prevent it ending with the
> programming of video games!
> I did look at Haskore, and there's a lot to like about it; but also a
> lot to worry about.  The documentation talks about it only being able to
> do synthesis on Linux (but that documentation seems to be old; I wonder
> if this is still true); it definitely suffers from "wall of modules"
> syndrome -- there's no obvious top-level module with a simplified
> interface that I can see... no starting point or anything beyond type
> signatures, a lot of abstraction, and the apparent existence of many
> different types all called named with a capital T.  Maybe, though, I can
> wrap it in something more simple and usable.

Sorry for not-up-to-date documentation. I think that looking at the
various examples is most helpful for a start. I can't provide a link to
code.haskell.org since it is down. But there is an Example directory.

And maybe:

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