Haskell reminds me of the federal government

Submitted by metaperl on Wed, 04/13/2005 - 5:41pm.

Working with the federal government is daunting. You have to fill out a ton of paperwork and it must be done precisely. Any mistakes and the spit it back at you with no compromise. However, once you get all the paperwork submitted, then you have a tremendous amount of comfort because you have a big powerful machine on your side.

Let's see why this reminds me of Haskell: you have to do a tremendous amount of type-checking and you must do it precisely. One you get all of your types and values lined up, then you have a powerful optimized program ready for reliable execution.