Like an artifact from an alien civilization–or is it from the future?–Haskell fascinates and confounds. Is it good? Is it evil? What does it want from us? PS:One member Robert Lee has investigated its mysteries, cut the Gordian knot of deep mathematese that surrounds Haskell, and emerged with near-mystical coding powers. He comes to share his newfound wisdom with the coder masses.
He has scheduled his first two classes in April. There will be more afterward, to be scheduled. Bring your laptop. Before we start, he requests you install GHC and spend some time with Learn You a Haskell For Great Good. This will not be an introduction to programming–you probably need some proficiency with basic programming concepts. If you know what recursion is, you’re probably solid.
He promises you will merely gain familiarity with cutting edge techniques in functional programming. Haskell is not madness-inducing. You may go mad, but if you do, it will have nothing to do with this class.