I wanna do a project in haskell soooo bad.. i just cant justify a full stack project with it for various technical and social reasons... but its so much fun!
@freemo I had a course on Logical and #FunctionalProgramming in college (in the 90s), and I remember falling in love with the language at first sight. And back then the compiler was just slooow. 🤦♂️
But I loved the functional paradigm and the elegant style embedded in the language. Just like you, I always thought the difficult part was to find a real project to work in, or at least, one related to my main area of work.
The famous example that always comes to mind is Pandoc.
@keyeoh I've done tons of little things here and there in haskell.. the problem with large projects is that there just arent enough good libraries outt there for it and finding developers for it isnt easy.... also doesnt help that it compiles to a native binary rather than run as a script (tthough we have java based haskell now)
For the record there have even been some fairly standard algorithms that I havent ever found.. for example the multibimap... which I had to write myself:
For sure, any excuse to use haskell would be good by me!
Markov chain I wrote in haskell if your curious too: https://anaconda.org/freemo/markov-chain/notebook
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@keyeoh @freemo Well! Then you just get the pleasure of being the one to write it! Someone had to write the others, time to be the changes you wish to see in the world 😁