Haskell has an active and usually very helpful community, and there are several
ways to participate.
Probably the easiest way to get in contact with other Haskellers is via
IRC (Internet Relay Chat). Feel free to talk and ask questions, but don't
expect others to solve your problems without even trying yourself.
More information here
A Haskell-based IRC-bot (a program providing services on a channel) is
around on freenode and on the
channel. This bot is called
Lambabot and has its own homepage
You can start a private conversation with the bot via the irc command
. You can also try to install Lambdabot yourself, as
explained on the homepage, in a non-IRC environment. Then you can make
use of a lot of its services. Lambdabot supports services such as
evaluating Haskell expressions, computing the types of expressions,
finding Haskell functions in the libraries by name and by type, accessing
google and several dictionaries, plus some fun plugins.
There are two main Haskell-related mailing lists, and several others
that are more specific (specific Haskell compilers, libraries, projects etc.).
The overview is here
There are also web-accessible archives of those lists. I recommend to
lurk silently on the list for a while (a month?) before starting to post yourself,
to get a feeling for what's adequate and what's not. If you want to ask programming
questions, use the
list, never the
Many Haskellers maintain blogs. These blogs are aggregated at the
. There are lots of interesting
articles and sample programs to be found there.
- 05 Sep 2007