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Ruby is more liberal than c (duck typing)

Haskell is more liberal than ruby (functional programming)

C is more liberal than Haskell (weak typing)

Also, I am apparently a radically conservative programmer, but my political views in real life tend toward radical liberalism. I think any correlation says more about age than it does about politics.




> Haskell is more liberal than ruby (functional programming)

Not according to the article, which is what my comment was in response to.

> I think any correlation says more about age than it does about politics.

Quite possible, I'm 26.


> Not according to the article, which is what my comment was in response to.

I see. Yes, Haskell meets all the criteria for a conservative language, emphasizing safety, and verifiability, and automated testing. However, purely anecdotally, I can't think of a single person I've worked for that uses C++ approving of Haskell because it is so radically different. But perhaps this doesn't matter.


I tend to agree, on my own personal scale of liberal/conservative (which has little to do with type systems), I'd rank Haskell as fantastically liberal. You could probably enumerate the companies that use it in production on one hand.




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