Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri May 21 15:54:28 EDT 2004

On 21 May 2004 01:07, John Sharley wrote:

> I note this remark on the Microsoft Research site
> (http://research.microsoft.com/projects/ilx/fsharp.aspx)
> <quote>
> Purely functional languages like Haskell are excellent within certain
> niches, but unfortunately some simple programming exercises can
> quickly turn into problems that require a PhD. to solve.
> </quote>
> Are the Microsoft Research people working on GHC or anyone else on
> this list also of this opinion? If so, why?
> What if anything does the quoted remark mean for the prospects of
> seeing a production Haskell compiler from Microsoft?

It's possible that the remark is referring to the use of monads to do IO
in Haskell, but I wouldn't read too much into it.


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