What Programming Languages Should You Learn Next?

Reedick, Andrew jr9445 at ATT.COM
Thu Mar 20 21:23:06 CET 2008

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> list-bounces+jr9445=att.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Donn Cave
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> Worth repeating.
> One of the perhaps surprising consequences, Haskell code can
> be very easy to modify.  I've been fooling around with computer
> programs for a couple decades, and I'm just getting used to the
> idea that I can casually rewrite Haskell code and get the compiler
> to find what I missed.  I have come to feel that the indiscipline
> of dynamic typing in languages like Python leads to an intuitively
> surprising rigidity.  Ten years ago I would cheerfully accept this,
> given the meager and clumsy support for static typing in languages
> like C++, but today, it makes me appreciate Haskell's potential
> for complex projects.

Haskell does look interesting (especially in light of that one summer
job way back when doing a _lot_ of Lotus-123 spreadsheet programming.)
There's a Haskell wiki: http://www.haskell.org/

Quicksort in Haskell versus C is amazing:

Quicksort in Python inspired by Haskell's quicksort:


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