[Haskell] Haskell as a disruptive technology?

Jean-Philippe Bernardy jeanphilippe.bernardy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 04:03:12 EST 2006

> > - Concerns about support and maintenance.  Those bright developers may
> > not be around in the long term.
> This seems to be a hen & egg problem.
> Students do not study functional programming deeply because it seems
> irrelevant to finding a job. Decision makers, on the other hand, either
> have never heard of FP or are aware that there are not enough people
> familiar with it and so there are natural concerns about maintenance.

On the other hand, a project is much more likely to succeed if bright
developpers are involved. Using haskell is a very good way to attract
bright developpers.
Hence, a project is much more likely to succeeds if it uses haskell.

This is exemplified by the Pugs project.


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