[Haskell-cafe] Category Theory woes
joerg.rudnick at t-online.de
Thu Feb 18 20:20:28 EST 2010
please be more specific -- what is your proposal?
Seems as if you had more to say...
Alexander Solla wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2010, at 4:49 PM, Nick Rudnick wrote:
>> Why does the opposite work well for computing science?
> Does it? I remember a peer trying to convince me to use "the factory
> pattern" in a language that supports functors. I told him I would do
> my task my way, and he could change it later if he wanted. He told me
> an hour later he tried a trivial implementation, and found that the
> source was twice as long as my REAL implementation, split across
> multiple files in an unattractive way, all while losing conceptual
> clarity. He immediately switched to using functors too. He didn't
> even know he wanted a functor, because the name "factory" clouded his
> Software development is full of people inventing creative new ways to
> use the wrong tool for the job.
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