What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   Haskell
Date:   2003-05-14 10:19:08
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Haskell

That's dumb. Yes, COBOL advertised those benefits, but, WITHIN ITS INTENDED DOMAIN (fixed-structure record-processing) there're very few languages that can touch it. COBOL is very good at what it's designed to do; the fact that it's original purpose is largely obsolete doesn't translate their claims into a counterargument against Haskell (or anything else for that matter).