It could mean the difference between dating and intimidating.
But first, let’s dispel the number one cliché about dating intimidation: being too attractive.
These are cool, but few without a math degree have any intuition for what the terms mean.
Compare these to terms from other languages: class, iterator, loop, template.
However, this article will focus on something equally important.
It’s no secret that most people consider Haskell not just a difficult language to learn technically, but an intimidating language. People seem to give up on Haskell at a higher rate than most other languages. People have long considered Haskell primarily as a research language.
And don’t get me wrong, this isn’t someone looking for geeky attention or a propped up fantasy. But “intimidating” is almost uselessly vague, especially if they keeps coming up; it covers a multitude of meanings to the point that it means everything and nothing at once.