Confessions of a used programming language salesman

@inproceedings{Meijer2007ConfessionsOA,
  title={Confessions of a used programming language salesman},
  author={Erik Meijer},
  booktitle={OOPSLA},
  year={2007}
}
For many years I had been fruitlessly trying to sell functional programming and Haskell to solve real world problems such as scripting and data-intensive three-tier distributed web applications. The lack of widespread adoption of Haskell is a real pity. Functional programming concepts are key to curing many of the headaches that plague the majority of programmers, who today are forced to use imperative languages. If the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain, and so I… CONTINUE READING
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