29 Jan '17, 8pm

Why metaprogram when you can program? (2011)

Having harshly criticized Haskell before , now I feel compelled to defend it a little. See, every language has a feature that is terribly abused because it’s the cool, clever thing in the language: (…) monadic everything in Haskell Every higher-order language with strict evaluation implicitly uses monadic style, including every object-oriented language. Why is monadic style particularly bad in Haskell? Monadic style does have shortcomings, chiefly among them, it doesn’t even attempt to make imperative programming more tractable. But, what it does (describe and delimit the existence of effects), it does very well.

Full article: https://lobste.rs/s/dbg2pr

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