December 3rd, 2006
The first installment of Mark C. Chu-Carroll’s Haskell tutorial series went up last week.
It begins this way:
Before diving in and starting to explain Haskell, I thought it would be good to take a moment and answer the most important question before we start:
Why should you want to learn Haskell?
It’s always surprised me how many people don’t ask questions like that.
So what makes Haskell so wonderful? Or, to ask the question in a slightly better way: what is so great about the pure functional programming model as exemplified by Haskell?
The answer is simple: glue.
Languages like Haskell have absolutely amazing support for modular development.
An interesting and though-provoking article, even for someone that’s been using Haskell for more than 2 years now. (Yikes, I had no idea it was that long)
You can also see all his posts on Haskell, which include a couple more installments.