[Haskell-cafe] *GROUP HUG*

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Fri Jun 3 10:03:21 CEST 2011

Michael Litchard <michael at schmong.org> writes:

> I disagree. I'm by no means proficient in Haskell. And, I never
> bothered learning PHP. I will when I need to. PHP programmers are a
> dime a dozen. 

..and since PHP programmers are a dime a dozen, any decent manager (who,
after all, has an MBA and knows that employees¹ are expendable and
interchangeable means of production) will select PHP as the technology
for her next project. 

Gresham's law states roughly that bad money drives out good.  I thus
propose a corollary: bad languages drive out good.

> It's been my experience that Haskell is a tool one may
> use to distinguish oneself from the hoi-poloi. This is important when
> you live in an area where the baker down the street has a CS degree.

Are you saying CS degrees are a dime a baker's dozen?


¹) With the sole exception of managers, of course.
If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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