[Haskell-cafe] Object oriented haskell.
samcaldwell at utexas.edu
Thu May 15 23:03:18 UTC 2014
On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Richard A. O'Keefe <ok at cs.otago.ac.nz>wrote:
> On 16/05/2014, at 8:17 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
> > Which is an excellent haskell framework for OO programming in
> > haskell but desperately need some kind of syntactic sugar to
> > attract the OO peple.
> Do we *want* to attract them? Why?
> > In the goal of making Haskell mainstream, it would be definitive
> > to make haskell the best OO language besides the best imperative
> > one.
> To make Haskell "mainstream", you have to make it just like
> conventional C-family languages, only maybe 1% different.
> The whole *POINT* of Haskell is to facilitate a whole different
> way of thinking about programming.
> The more you make it resemble "mainstream" languages in order
> to encourage "the OO peple" to adopt it, the less benefit they
> will get from doing so.
> If you just wait a bit, Java 28 will probably have monads and lenses.
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