[Haskell] Newbie: what are the advantages of Haskell?

phiroc at free.fr phiroc at free.fr
Thu Apr 26 12:47:51 EDT 2007


what are the advantages of haskell over semi-functional programming languages
such as Perl, Common Lisp, etc.?

What are the mysterious "side effects" which are avoided by using Haskell, which
everyone talks about? Null pointers?

Don't you ever get null pointers in Haskell, including when doing IO?

Aren't Haskell's advantages outweighed by its complexity (Monads, etc.) and

Last but not least, I would like to learn from those among you who are former
PERL developers, why you switched to Haskell.

Many thanks.


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