[Haskell-cafe] A small milestone

Gregory Popovitch greg7mdp at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 21:57:23 UTC 2018

Amen to that! Discovering Haskell was a revelation for me as well. I
couldn't believe the beauty of it. Despite reading a lot about Haskell, and
watching some very entertaining videos featuring SPJ among others, I never
got comfortable at it (using C++ in my day job). Still, it is a great
inspiration for me. I am delighted that this beautiful language exists, and
I do hope that one day I'll be decent at it, but even if I don't I am richer
for it.
Happy birthday Simon, and many thanks!


From: Haskell-Cafe [mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of
Neil Mayhew
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 4:14 PM
To: Haskell Cafe
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] A small milestone

On 2018-01-18 07:16 PM, Henk-Jan van Tuyl wrote:

Congratulations and thanks for all the work on the beautiful language I have
been studying and using the last fifteen years. 

I would like to echo that. I would also like to thank you, Simon, for your
courteous, positive, humble and cooperative attitude that has set the tone
for our whole community.

I had been programming for over thirty years when I discovered Haskell, and
through it functional programming, in 2008. It was a complete revelation to
me, and I've not looked back. I now don't want to work in any other language
if I can possibly help it. I think Haskell hits a sweet spot of
expressiveness, safety and performance that is unmatched among mainstream
languages. I've experimented with some other functional languages, and I
think Haskell stands head and shoulders above them all.

Happy Birthday, Simon :-)


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