[Haskell-cafe] Proposed "Restructuring" of State Monad page in Haskell Wikibooks

Gregory Guthrie guthrie at miu.edu
Tue Sep 29 13:10:12 UTC 2020

If this is true, Haskell will probably never move up into even the top 40 of used languages, which would be too bad! And it would be interesting to see why - certainly people find good productivity in the mainstream IP languages in even 6-9 months.
  (Look at salaries from bootcamp placements.)

Currently Haskell is significantly below Cobol, Fortran, Lisp, and Pascal in the language usage/ratings.   :-(

Dr. Gregory Guthrie
Maharishi International University

From: Haskell-Cafe <haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org> On Behalf Of Branimir Maksimovic
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:17 AM
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Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Proposed "Restructuring" of State Monad page in Haskell Wikibooks

Two years is not enough to do anything seroius in Haskell. That is beyond demo programs.

Greets, Branimir.

On 9/28/20 6:37 PM, David James wrote:
Hello - I'm proposing to restructure this<https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Haskell/Understanding_monads/State>, and I have a draft here<https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Davjam2:Example/StateMonad>. I've given my main reasons for the restructuring at the top of the draft page.

I'd very much like feedback before updating the real page, especially if people don't like the new one much.

I'm new here, so should probably say a bit about myself. I've been learning-by-doing Haskell for about two years. Sometimes I feel I'm starting to get it, but these feelings don't usually last long. I'm certainly not an expert, and don't have a PhD in Very Clever Things. I do have quite an extensive IT background, originally programming in Lisp and Prolog, then (sadly) C++, VB and SQL but have had quite a long break from programming (doing dumb things like architecting systems and project managing) before looking at Haskell. I built this website<https://decimos.net/> and this library<https://hackage.haskell.org/package/MapWith>, just for my own amusement.

Apologies if this isn't the right place to send this. (But then where is?) I've already put a note on the page itself about the new draft, but I've no idea whether anyone will notice it.

Thanks very much,


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