Will Haskell be commercialized in the future?
Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:15:52 -0800
Development tools for OO now are as good as smalltalk-80. I expect the
benefits of FP to be widely adopted in industry by 2020.
XSLT is kind of cool and taking off. Not exactly functional but there is no
A lot of the things Haskell excells at (IMO) inferior tools are being used
in place. For example, microsoft has build good XSLT translators and two
new compilers (C#, VB7) in the last couple years. Unfortunately, C#, not
Haskell, will probably be "the" language for the next decade. Fortunately,
C++ will not be the language of the next decade.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Lescher [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Subject: Will Haskell be commercialized in the future?
> In my opinion there are many more real world problems, that
> can be most
> efficiently solved with functional languages like Haskell, as
> 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?
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