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Discussion on: Is Haskell bad for FP?

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Orian de Wit

For me, Haskell is an exercise language. I used it professionally for a while, but felt that the trade-off between safety and reduced development velocity was not always worth it.

Now I practice Haskell as a hobby, and use its strengths in other languages. Typescript is an excellent language for this, as it is getting mainstream and JavaScript has always had some functional DNA to it — but regularly playing with Haskell can even improve your reasoning about PHP code.

I feel like Haskell is a good teacher exactly because it can be such a pain to work with.