[Haskell-cafe] Scala at position 25 of the Tiobe index, Haskell dropped

David McBride toad3k at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 13:44:13 UTC 2015

I wouldn't put much stock in tiobe.  They change their algorithm regularly
and they apparently did something drastic this month.

As for haskell, I have never seen as many job offers for haskell developers
as I have seen in the last few months.  I do think scala is more popular
than haskell in industry, but not by as much as tiobe seems to think at
this particular moment.

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 9:21 AM, Gregory Guthrie <guthrie at mum.edu> wrote:

> I find that Haskell has a very different learning curve from other
> languages that I use/know/have-tried, in that the basic language itself is
> very simple and easy to learn and appreciate. However once one starts using
> a lot of monads and applicatives and other libraries, it can begin to look
> more like APL.
>    >>>                     parser >>= >>>  ( \s -> return ( pl' {
> P.payloadData = setField pld (Just s) } } ) )
> Certainly one can learn to parse and read this, but with all of the new
> operators and thus syntax not familiar to standard IP language users.
> (Not a complaint, just an observation from teaching this to students new
> to FP.)
> And in my experience the cabal problems are the "fatal-flaw"; it is not
> infrequent that I have had to delete all libraries and start over, and I
> have only very simple usage. I would not want to have a business project
> that depended on this, as often I have not found a good solution where I
> could install all the packages I wanted. (Perhaps I just need to learn more
> about sandboxing techniques.)
> I am not a fan of the Scala syntax, but it does seem to be an easier
> transition because it look-and-feel's more like the typical IPs.
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