[Haskell-cafe] How large is the Haskell community ?

Yves Parès limestrael at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 14:11:43 CET 2011


I love the sentence "We crafted a fake satirical post lampooning Haskell as
an unusable, overly complex turd -- a writing task that was *emotionally
difficult but conceptually trivial*."
God bless self mockery ;).

> Achievement Unlocked: Stumped Oleg!

There was the Godwin point, now we have the Oleg point.
( For the layman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law )

2011/3/17 Edward Kmett <ekmett at gmail.com>

> Clearly we need some sort of xbox live -like achievement system for these.
> Achievement Unlocked: Stumped Oleg!
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM, Jan Christiansen <
> jac at informatik.uni-kiel.de> wrote:
>> On 12.02.2011, at 21:18, Aaron Gray wrote:
>>  I was wondering if anyone had an idea or estimate as to how large the
>>> Haskell community is ?
>> All the answers made me wonder what the criterion is to be a member of the
>> Haskell community. Are you a member if you downloaded ghc, if you have (at
>> least once) defined a Monad instance, if you have written a hackage package,
>> if you have contributed to the Monad.Reader, if you have a github account
>> with at least one Haskell project, if you read at least one of the haskell
>> mailing lists, if you contribute to a haskell mailing list (perhaps on a
>> regular basis), if you post on reddit, if you answer/ask questions on
>> stackoverflow, if you have written at least 10000 lines of code in Haskell,
>> if Haskell is one of the programming languages you use, if Haskell is the
>> one programming language you use, if you have written a PhD thesis related
>> to Haskell, if you have asked a type related question only Oleg Kiselyov was
>> able to answer, if you know what a Monoid is and know how to use it ... ; )
>> Cheers, Jan
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