[Haskell-cafe] Non-technical Haskell question
azrael at demonlords.net
Thu Dec 2 22:48:04 EST 2004
I think you may be asking the wrong question.
As one of the "rank and file" and fairly new to Haskell (less then a
month) I can tell you that there is a growing awareness of functional
programming and that it offers different paradigms to work with.
I think the more important question is - "is Haskell ready?"
So far, from the perspective of a newbie, I would say no.
The documentation is sparse and confusing, the "standard" libraries seem
incomplete and how complitaion and linking is handled feels antiquated.
I mean I think its a really cool idea, and I'm having fun learning it.
But I would be hard pressed to come up with a justification to introduce
this into our business environment.
>I'm new to the Cafe, but not to Haskell (experimented with it on and
>off on a small scale over the last 5 or 6 years and enjoy the language
>quite a lot) and had more of a political question and wanted to see
>what people thought:
>Has anyone tried presenting the language to the average rank and file
>programming community? If so, was it successful? If not, is there
>interest in doing so?
>By "rank and file" I mean, outside of the acedemic world where a large
>number of the programmers I see have very little math background. This
>would be the typical commercial Visual Basic crowd and the like.
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