Will Haskell be commercialized in the future?

Benjamin L. Russell russell@brainlink.com
Mon, 27 Nov 2000 02:49:37 -0500

On Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:15:52 -0800
 Doug Ransom <Doug_Ransom@pml.com> wrote:
> [stuff deleted]
> 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.  [stuff deleted]

Just out of curiosity:  what makes you so sure about C#?  C# has some potential big problems, too:  in particular, the ability to declare a portion of the code "unsafe," which can encourage unsafe programming among entrenched C/C++ programmers.

I myself am in no big hurry to master C#.  I'd rather use a set of domain-specific languages with interlinked code, rather than a single language that purports to be as general-purpose as C# does.

Benjamin L. Russell
"Furuike ya!  Kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto."  --Matsuo Basho