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Alberto G. Corona
agocorona at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 15:58:52 CEST 2013
I have ever wondered how a committee could have made Haskell.
My conclusion is the following:
For one side there were many mathematicians involved, the authors of the
most terse language(s) existent: the math notation.
For the other, the lemma "avoid success at all costs" which kept the
committee away of pressures for doing it quick and dirty and also freed it
from deleterious individualities
2013/6/10 Tobias Dammers <tdammers at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 05:41:05PM +0530, Zed Becker wrote:
> > Haskell, is arguably the best example of a design-by-committee language.
> You do realize that "design-by-committee" is generally understood to
> refer to the antipattern where a committee discusses a design to death
> and delivers an inconsistent, mediocre spec, as opposed to a situation
> where a leader figure takes the loose ends, runs with them, and turns
> them into a coherent, inspiring whole?
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