[Haskell-beginners] Q 1 of 2: How stable is Haskell?
fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk
Fri May 31 01:23:00 CEST 2013
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On 30/05/13 23:50, Gan Uesli Starling wrote:
> As compared against Python and Perl, how stable is Haskell?
> That is to say, between Python's 3 and 2 being so different, you
> pretty much need to know both. And with Perl 6 being "on the way"
> for so very long, and it too being a turnabout in many ways from
> Perl 5, it is discouraging to be keeping on with Perl 5 the way
> I've been doing.
> All that said, I know that they model the forthcoming Perl 6 in
> Haskell, which is how I heard of it. And ever since then, I've been
> thinking if I were to take up a new language, Haskell had maybe
> ought be the one.
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I think you're actually asking ``how much does Haskell change between
revisions'' and not how stable it is. If you're looking for a language
where your program will work with a compiler that's 5 years old or 5
years from now, this probably isn't it. It's not like programs break
daily because of the changes but I believe there is no hesitation to
change stuff because some program from 5 years ago might no longer
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