[Haskell-cafe] *GROUP HUG*

Yves Parès limestrael at gmail.com
Tue May 31 22:30:01 CEST 2011

> "come on! it's fun! i can write foldr with foldl!"

And when you try to explain that to your java-ITC-formatted friends, they
utterly surprisingly seem not to care about it ^^

2011/5/31 Adrien Haxaire <adrien at adrienhaxaire.org>

> Le 31/05/2011 21:15, Alberto G. Corona a écrit :
>  Haskell is an academic asset as well as a fun asset.
> I fully agree. These are two of the three reasons which made me choose
> haskell as the functional language to learn. Coding fortran all day, I
> wanted a new approach on programming. The strong scientific roots of haskell
> would give me stuff to learn and discover for a lot of time. The
> atmosphere/halo around haskell was intriguing too: "come on! it's fun! i can
> write foldr with foldl!" is not the kind of enthusiasm I was used too :)
> The third reason is, as you already now, the community. Never have seen so
> much encouragements, help, time, humility, jokes,... crossing the gap takes
> some time, but when you feel that lots of people are glad you're here, it's
> just constant joy.
> group hug !
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