re: Haskell, Vectors, and Implicit Knowledge VIEW POST

re: This piece is a few years old now I'm curious what your current thoughts are on this experience in particular and Haskell in general.

I still think that it's educational malpractice to assume nontrivial working knowledge of a different, unrelated* field without highlighting that assumption for the reader.

(* "unrelated": yes, Haskell is "math-y," but category theory and linear algebra are not closely related.)

On Haskell in general? In theory I like the concision and abstraction-friendliness it enables, but its affordances for prying open those abstractions and observing how data flows through a system are pretty bad. I think if it were more tooling-friendly, and if that tooling provided strong observability, I would like it a lot; but as is, I'd rather program in languages that optimize for faster programmer feedback loops.

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