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I have to admit solving every minor scripting problem I have in can be a bit time consuming, but
a) I am getting faster
b) I am learning a lot
c) the resulting scripts feel high quality and robust
d) it‘s really easy and quick to extend the solution into something more feature rich

The point d) is what amazes me the most. Once you have a working prototype refactoring and extending it is really fast and the fear of breaking what you already have is really small.

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@maralorn Every small scripting problem? We've been using MSWindows Batch and Powershell a lot, for scheduling tasks. Those then kick off java applications. Could Haskell help reduce the reliance on Batch and Powershell?

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