[Haskell-cafe] Re: can Haskell do everyting as we want?
kevinjardine at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 11:04:35 EDT 2010
In my experience two of the biggest issues in selecting any language
are the pool of potential programmers and the learning curve for the
programmers you already have.
If you only need two programmers to do a project and they both know
Haskell well, then I think Haskell would do almost any job very well.
I also think that the pool of potential Haskell programmers is
growing. But it is still much smaller than many other languages.
I do think that there is a larger learning curve for Haskell than
moving from one imperative language (eg. PHP) to another one (eg.
In my view Haskell programmers are likely to be more productive and
produce more correct (and possibly even more efficient) code once they
know the language well.
On Aug 4, 4:35 pm, David Leimbach <leim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Alberto G. Corona <agocor... at gmail.com>wrote:
> > Just to clarify, I mean: Haskell may be seriously addictive. Sounds like
> > a joke, but it is not. I do not recommend it for coding something quick and
> > dirty.
> I use it for quick and dirty stuff all the time, mainly because what I want
> is often something that can be broken down into stages of processing, and
> pure functions are really nice for that.
> If I know the input is coming from a reliable enough stream (like a unix
> pipe to stdin) I can use functions like "interact" to create filters, or
> parse some input, and produce some output.
> It's pretty nice.
> > 2010/8/4 Alberto G. Corona <agocor... at gmail.com>
> > Before entering haskell, please read our disclaimer:
> >> You've been warned
> >> *
> >> *
> >> 2010/8/4 Zura_ <x... at gol.ge>
> >>> As already noted here, Haskell is a general purpose language, but you
> >>> should
> >>> take it with a grain of salt.
> >>> For instance, you can nail with a laptop (provided that you hit the place
> >>> where a HDD is located), but you prefer a hammer :)
> >>> One thing is if you do it only for enjoyment, in this case you can even
> >>> develop 3D shooter game in Haskell, but when it comes to production/real
> >>> world use, I think it is better to maintain "right tool for the right
> >>> job"
> >>> attitude.
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Zura
> >>> Qi Qi-2 wrote:
> >>> > Is there anyone happen to come into any tasks that haskell is not able
> >>> > to achieve?
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