Someone help me. The Haskell Road is Calling...

Submitted by metaperl on Fri, 10/07/2005 - 5:13am.

For some reason, I keep picking up "The Haskell Road to Logic, Maths and Programming"

All my life I have avoided proofs and mathematics, but perhaps now is the moment to meet my Maker. I keep going back to this book.

For some reason, it is infectious. A beginner introduction to how thought is structured. A beginner introduction to what math is all about.

I had been wondering what I was going to do with Haskell once I finished learning it. I am a Perl professional by trade and even though some interplay has been going on, I never really knew why I was learning Haskell. I just liked the conciseness and elegance of the language and the mathematical purity.

The most important thing is to have passion behind what you do. If I want to go deeper into math for math's sake, then so be it... no need to artificially create projects for myself. Just enjoy haskell and math. It is a very very good fit.

Submitted by shapr on Fri, 10/07/2005 - 4:38pm.

Follow your passion!

Submitted by jgoerzen on Fri, 10/07/2005 - 9:54pm.

You're on the right track, I think.

Most of the time, when I've learned a language, I've done so without a clear use for it in mind. That held for Perl awhile back, for Python, OCaml, and Haskell. If you immerse yourself in it for awhile, and it's a good language, the use will become evident.

The only language that really let me down there is Java.

Haskell is no Java. ;-)

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