[Haskell] Newbie quick questions
mike at mikeandkellycrowe.com
Tue Oct 4 00:01:43 EDT 2005
I ran across Haskell at the Great Win32 Computer Language Shootout. A
friend approached me with a potential large application to develop. The
idea of a language which can reduce time to design and make better code
is very intriguing.
I was looking at prototyping in Python using wxWindows as the GUI. I
see Haskell has wxWindows libraries as well.
So, here's some newbie questions I couldn't get from 2-3h on the various
1) Can I develop a Windows application to sell? Or is Haskell not
really geared for that?
2) Say a team wants to develop a larger application, like a CRM system.
In "thinking" in functional programming, can a team split up work and
implementation and work together? In other words, how easily does
Haskell adapt to a team approach?
3) Again, using a CRM tool as an example, what is the advantage to
developing an application like this in Haskell vs. any other language?
If I really invest the time, can I get this done quicker in Haskell?
Sell me on this, please.
3) I'm a very top-down programmer. I like to start at the "big-picture"
and work my way down in implementation. Does this adapt to Haskell, or
am I missing the point?
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