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Learning by doing; Haskell #haskell

🕧︎ - 2012-07-15

I have been talking forever, it feels (and I am sure my surroundings will corroborate this), about learning Haskell. I bought a bunch of books, and read some of some of them. I read Planet Haskell. I read blog posts, collected links and articles and stuff. I even attended a talk by Simon Peyton-Jones at the Microsoft "campus" north of Copenhagen.

Yet I never get around to doing anything, except this tiny little program, timestamp.hs, which was mainly written to compare execution speed, and done by trial and error.

So maybe I need another angle. Maybe I should try writing a simple server for a simple protocol, and take it step by step as each problem occurs.

I think I will try to write a gopher server, hgopherd. Let's see how that goes.

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