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Re: [Haskell-cafe] Employment

Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Employment
From: Andrew Coppin
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:01:30 +0000
Paul Johnson wrote:
So next time I hear the "you can't get the programmers" line I'm going to respond with something like this:

   "If you post an advert for a Haskell developer you will get 20
   applicants.  All of those people will be the kind of developer who
   learns new programming languages to improve their own abilities and
stretch themselves, because nobody yet learns Haskell just to get a job.

   "If you post an advert for a Java developer you will get 200
   applicants.  Most of them will be the kind of developer who learned
   Java because there are lots of Java jobs out there, and as long as
   they know enough to hold down a job then they see no reason to learn
   anything."

If this isn't an "elevator pitch" for using Haskell then I don't know what the hell *is*!

Seriously, this is a pretty damned persuasive argument...

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