not everyone can dine at the Beverly Hills Social Club of Programming Languages

Submitted by metaperl on Mon, 10/16/2006 - 6:56am.

If you have adequate savoire faire, then yes, you can drive a rolls royce, eat caviar, listen to the best of music and dine with the most beautiful of women.

But most of us have to get buy of frozen tv dinners, pickup trucks and rock and roll.

Haskell is truly the creme de la creme of programming languages. But not everyone has a tight enough brain to deal with such elegance and quality. And Haskell, being the refined aristocrastic snob that it is, will not reduce its standards to suit the mere commoner. Relax my type checking? NEVER! Compute things that won't be in the final result? NEVER!

Average joes can do average things with their language but there's only one language which has taken first prize 3 years in a row in what might be the most hotly contested competition on Planet Earth... and only the Rolls Royce of languages could do it and that language is Haskell.