[Haskell-cafe] *GROUP HUG*
limestrael at gmail.com
Tue May 24 13:45:00 CEST 2011
> For Scala, I think it's really due to the type of people that are
attracted to the community. My impression is that more people are coming
from Java programming than from academia.
Java developpers who whould be interested in doing things in a clean,
expressive and manageable way?
Maybe salvation is on sale today...
(Btw, this *is** *meant to slight Java programmers ^^).
| Please do not feed the troll* |
2011/5/24 Sean Leather <leather at cs.uu.nl>
> Hi Gregory,
> I had a similar experience on the scala-user list some time ago. I found
> most of the responses to my questions to be rather unproductive and
> superficial. I love the haskell-cafe community for their helpfulness and
> analytical approach.
> I left scala-user not long afterward partly because of the aforementioned
> issues and partly because lurking there and reading threads did not provide
> any enlightenment on using Scala. With haskell-cafe, I can just read and
> (attempt to) absorb new knowledge. At least for me, the signal-to-noise
> ratio is higher on haskell-cafe than scala-user. (YMMV, of course.)
> I'm not sure that the problem for the Scala community is growing pains. The
> Haskell community has been this way from the very beginning. In fact, the
> growing mix of people introduced to Haskell has lead to a great diversity of
> reactions: academic, hobbyist, getting-things-done, etc. For Scala, I think
> it's really due to the type of people that are attracted to the community.
> My impression is that more people are coming from Java programming than from
> academia. This probably has an effect on the community dynamics. (This is
> not meant to slight Java programmers. Rather, I think that the common
> perspective is more that of getting-things-done than
> I also applaud the Haskell community for being very open and helpful. I
> would like to thank everyone who contributes to this environment. Group hug,
> indeed! ;)
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