[Haskell-cafe] Non-technical Haskell question
goldpython at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 11:07:47 EST 2004
I've been somewhat frustrated by most of the things mentioned here and
so don't need to mention them again. (Most recently, just to see I
comiled and linked a haskell "hello,world", came up with something
like an 8 mb binary under Windows and couldn't see from the GHC docs
how to link dynamicly.)
I recently wrote a text editor (something new, eh?) in C# and found
that the docs on the .NET class library to be superb. That quality of
documentation on the Haskell libraries with examples would go a lot.
Manpower, I imagine, would be the issue.
I manage a group of DBA's at a bank and was toying with the idea of
offering a sort of lunchtime-learning thing to the geeks in the office
and seeing who would be interested in learning to think about familier
things in a new way. I don't get to program too much anymore, but I
very much enjoy fiddling around with Haskell, usually in some
integration setting, and was thinking some of the others may enjoy a
new outlook as well.
An aside: Philip Wadler makes good points in a paper I found online
about why people don't use functional languages.
On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 10:52:43 -0500, Jason Bailey <azrael at demonlords.net> wrote:
> Keean Schupke wrote:
> > A question with regards to making Haskell easier to manage (like say
> > perl or python), does
> > Haskell have an equivalent of CPAN... if not would it be a good idea
> > to write one?
> > If haskell had a central code repository (like CPAN) then it would
> > make installing a library as
> > simple as running a single command (and you could have dependancy
> > resolution too)...
> > What are peoples thoughts, good idea?
> > Keean.
> IMHO I think this is a great idea. This is something that would really
> enhance the Haskell experience.
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