[Haskell-cafe] Re: Why is it so different between 6.12.1 and
uzytkownik2 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 27 19:11:12 EDT 2010
On Sat, 2010-03-27 at 04:28 -0700, zaxis wrote:
> Of course, you are wrong ! C is VERY important for almost every programmer
> in the world!
Hmm. We don't deny that C is important. However importance of hammer
does not make screwdriver unimportant.
While you can say that you can use screwdriver like a hammer (like you
can use Haskell to do imperative programming or vice versa) it is
usually terribly inefficient and/or inelegant.
> Why cannot C programmer use haskell ?
(S)He can. However (s)he have to redefine him/herself from being C
programmer. As real programmer can program in Fortran in any language
you can program in any language in Haskell. You just shouldn't (as you
shouldn't program in X in Y for nearly any X != Y).
> And Why does haskell
> support C code style ?
And BTW. Haskell have no 'C' style. You probably refer to do syntax
sugar which is:
- Not really C-style. It have syntax nowhere like C
- Only partially in traditional imperative style as it do distinguish
still between pure and unpure computation
- It can be use for much more then crude C
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