Some C person entering an Underhanded Coding Contest: *Does some weird stuff with UTF-8 code lengths and uninitialized memory*
Me, a #haskell wizard, entering said contest: Ok, let's...
Jury: OMG he's using Haskell. In _production_. Clearly the winner. I mean no normal person is going to be able to read the code.
Me: But I haven't even explained yet why ListT isn't a monad
1990's #haskell folk: The GC, our greatest strength (apart from monads)
2020's haskell folk: The GC, our greatest weakness (apart from records)
The fate of every major invention or discovery in the #haskell ecosystem is either
1.) To stay confined to the Haskell (& related languages) world, and never gain traction in other languages.
2.) To be (mis)translated into other languages, with the true origin forgotten. I'm looking at you QuickCheck, and your illegitimate children called propcheck, proptest, quicktest, or any such combination of syllables
#haskell trivia. Functor translated to German is "Funktor". Additionally, Funktor means "wireless remote controlled gate", and I think that's beautiful
After cleaning up a barn where three horses do IO on a lot of hay, I can finally fathom how the garbage collector must feel when I feed it a #haskell program
Doing ecological MINTy things for a living, and Haskell for fun.
Shitposting alt for @turion. Don't believe anything I write. You're welcome to laugh out loud wherever you are though.
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