If Haskell were a foreign country...

It'd be the one that I've been flirting with moving to, but I'm too chicken to take the plunge. On my visits, I can get around; buy things in the shops, have halting conversations, puzzle out the gist of stories in the paper. Still, I'm missing much of the context, and it's hard to stay long enough to immerse myself in the culture and really become a part of it.

And it's so utopian! It all seems so right, they've found such a good way. But as I listen to them, I wonder, where do the good ideas stop, and the wild-eyed fervors begin? Have I already been sucked in by these gorgeous ideas, can this place really be as perfect as it seems?

Update after 5 years: Proud to be an expat living in Haskell!