[Haskell-cafe] I'm afraid of OverloadedLabels.

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 02:09:20 UTC 2017

On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 9:58 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 9:53 PM, Nikita Churaev <lamefun.x0r at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> > And the OOP languages struggle to do what Haskell does easily.
>> Yes, but the lack of something this obvious, present in most languages
>> and extremely convenient definitely has the potential to plant doubts
>> in the minds of Haskell beginners, thoughts that can make them give up
> Are you seriously arguing that Haskell must go OOP to matter?

To be more clear: you brought up typeclasses, but typeclasses are the way
they are in support of the real reason: putting the "object" last
encourages functional programming. Last I checked, Haskell was about
functional programming. You seem to be asserting that it is more important
to support OOP thinking and discard the unnecessary FP baggage.

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