[Haskell-cafe] Why Not Haskell?

ajb at spamcop.net ajb at spamcop.net
Sat Aug 5 01:05:46 EDT 2006

G'day all.

Quoting Jason Dagit <dagit at eecs.oregonstate.edu>:

> 15. OO is now tried and true in industry.  I would say it's far from
> optimal but people do know they can build large applications (say
> ~100k lines of C++).  So naturally shifting to a new paradigm will
> meet resistance.

OO on its own is also well-understood to be inadequate for programming-
in-the-large.  100k lines, by the way, isn't "large".  1M lines is
"large".  10M+ lines is "very large".

Large or very large programs tend to use one or more varieties of
componentisation (e.g. higher-level scripting layer, plugins,
COM/CORBA/.NET), which is arguably at a strictly higher level than OO.

Andrew Bromage

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