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Yes, but grandparent wasn't complaining about the inability of doing IO in Haskell:

> The choice of a pure functional language like Haskell to do lots of IO seems like a strange choice given that Haskell makes side effects like IO more difficult than other languages.

The argument was that doing IO in Haskell was difficult. So if you take programming as pure code intertwined with IO, the benefits of using Haskell would go down as the fraction of IO increased if the premise that "doing IO was more difficult in Haskell" was true.

So parent said something true, but I'm not sure how it relates to grandparent's comment.

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