Will Haskell be commercialized in the future?

Friedrich Dominicus haskell-cafe@haskell.org" <haskell-cafe@haskell.org
24 Nov 2000 10:58:55 +0100

Christian Lescher <christian@lescher.de> writes:

> In my opinion there are many more real world problems, that can be most
> efficiently solved with functional languages like Haskell, as (software)
> industry can think of at the moment; they only know their C/C++, Java,
> etc. but can't even think of the power of functional programming or at
> least don't take languages like Haskell for full. (Of corse, there are
> exceptions to the rule, too.)
> What do you think: Will Haskell (the related compilers/tools) be
> "commercialized" in the future?

Let me counter with another question. Do you think people will pay for
it and enough to keep the vendors going?