[Haskell-cafe] New slogan for haskell.org
dons at galois.com
Fri Oct 5 01:32:50 EDT 2007
Yep, its similar to the elevator pitch, but a little shorter, and
mentions why as a programmer this is worth your time.
I'm not sure "monadic effects" is terribly motivating for someone who's
heard about Haskell, and just wants to get things done faster, and more
reliably -- which is really what Haskell can be about.
> Wasn't this the point of the "elevator speech" thread a few weeks ago?
> Saying in 30 seconds why haskell is good and what it can do for you?
> On 10/4/07, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > It was raised at CUFP today that while Python has:
> > Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be
> > used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong
> > support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with
> > extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many
> > Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel
> > the language encourages the development of higher quality, more
> > maintainable code.
> > With the links from the start about using Python for various purposes,
> > along with reassuring text about licenses and so on.
> > Note its all about how it can help you.
> > The Haskell website has the rather strange motivational text:
> > Haskell is a general purpose, purely functional programming language
> > featuring static typing, higher order functions, polymorphism, type
> > classes, and monadic effects. Haskell compilers are freely available
> > for almost any computer.
> > Which doesn't say why these help you.
> > Any suggestions on a 2 or 3 sentence spiel about what's available?
> > Here's some quick points:
> > General purpose: applications from OS kernels to compilers to web dev to ...
> > Strong integration with other languages: FFI, and FFI binding tools
> > Many developer tools: debugger, profiler, code coverage, QuickCheck
> > Extensive libraries: central library repository, central repo hosting
> > Productivity, robustness, maintainability: purity, type system, etc
> > Parallelism!
> > -- Don
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