[Haskell] Re: comment on language shootout

Greg Morrisett greg at eecs.harvard.edu
Fri Jun 18 13:25:44 EDT 2004

Iavor S. Diatchki wrote:

> what would be cool is to have a place where
> one has many versions of the same program, but each written in the "most 
> natural"
> way for the particular language --- a kind of "rosetta stone" for 
> programming languages.

The ICFP programming contest (and other contests) serve this
purpose pretty well.  I've found it very instructive to stare
at solutions in languages with which I'm not familiar.  And the
tasks at hand tend to be more realistic (e.g., rendering)
than micro-benchmarks.


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