Thanks. I have read the gentle intro but I had not seen the tutorial you posted; it looks promising. Thank you.
When I wrote that I'm having a hard time finding "an on ramp" what I meant was "a task or project that I could do in Haskell that I actually wanted to do", as opposed to academic exercises such as implementing Fibonacci iterators and sieves of Erathostenes.
One of the many ways in which Perl has intensified my laziness is that it is so useful for everyday programming that no other programming language seems to come close. The reason I picked up Perl almost instantly is that I could use it for practically everything from the get-go.
The Haskell community seems to have a very academic bent, interested in rather abstruse areas of computer science (which is reflected in the material one can easily find for learning Haskell); these are very interesting topics, but they are quite removed from my everyday programming.
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