[Haskell-cafe] Investing in languages (Was: What is your favourite Haskell "aha" moment?)
jo at durchholz.org
Thu Jul 12 20:03:25 UTC 2018
Am 12.07.2018 um 19:50 schrieb J. Garrett Morris:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 1:24 AM Joachim Durchholz <jo at durchholz.org> wrote:
>>> Maybe that's why Java replaced Haskell in some universities
>> The considerations are marketable skills.
> That's certainly a consideration. I doubt it weighs particularly
> heavy on the departments at Austin, Berkeley, or MIT however. Their
> graduates will be plenty marketable regardless of the languages they
> see most as undergraduates.
Yes, but 90% of universities are not elite, and since these educate 90%
of the students, we still end with a prevalence of marketable
programming language skills.
Not that I'm criticizing this. Not too strongly anyway; there are
positive and negative aspects to this.
(Thanks for the rest, leaving it out because I have nothing of value to
add, not because I disagree.)
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