[Haskell-cafe] *GROUP HUG*
juan at acm.org
Tue May 24 14:10:44 CEST 2011
Well, Yves, we can't know since the question in question was about
Scala not Haskell.
I think some respondents are confusing the sensed of "ignorant"
conveyed with the
objective condition of a lack of knowledge. In any case, IMHO IRC or some other
similar real-time venue and not a mailing list is the proper place for
On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 4:06 AM, Yves Parès <limestrael at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why did you ask a question which you yourself characterize as "ignorant"?
> Juan, I think it is the kind of question whose answer is obvious to people
> with at least a little practice of the language.
> For instance, one of my friends asked me once why the operation of
> calculating the length of list has an O(n) complexity, since to his opinion,
> you could just store the size inside the list and increment it when elements
> are appended. Once you got the clue about lazy lists, the answer is obvious
> , but to a Java-trained mind, it is right it can at first sight seem like
> a lack of optimisation.
> I'm curious Gregory, what was the question you asked and how were you
> brushed off? And what are those troubles the Scala community is undergoing?
> It would be a real shame if the Scala community wasn't up to its terrific
>  And if it is not, then to find it your homework shall be ;)
> 2011/5/24 Juan Daugherty <juan at acm.org>
>> Every computing culture is different.
>> Being in the habit of asking questions you should be able to answer
>> is not a good idea. Why did you ask a question which you yourself
>> as "ignorant"? Although Haskell comm. is necessarily welcoming due to
>> the learning curve and lack of popular adoption there are limits here too.
>> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 5:34 AM, max ulidtko <ulidtko at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 2011-05-23 22:10 -0700, Gregory Crosswhite:
>> >> Hey everyone,
>> >> Okay, this will sound silly, but I ventured into the Scala mailing list
>> >> recently and asked an ignorant question on it, and I was shocked when
>> >> people reacted not by enlightening me but by jumping on me and reacting
>> >> with hostility. I bring this up not to badmouth the Scala community
>> >> (they are apparently going through growing pains and will hopefully
>> >> mature with time!) but just because it made me appreciate just how
>> >> awesome you guys are, so I just feel the need to publicly express my
>> >> admiration and thank to everyone on this list for having fostered such
>> >> an incredibly professional, fanatically nonhostile, and generally
>> >> pleasant place to talk about Haskell!!!
>> >> *GROUP HUG*
>> >> Okay, I'm done now. :-)
>> >> Cheers,
>> >> Greg
>> > Wow. I subscribed to the list just an hour ago or so, and already
>> > receiving hugs! That's kinda... striking, you know.
>> > Yay! Newbie hug to everyone too!
>> > ---------
>> > max ulidtko
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