[Haskell-cafe] Why Not Haskell?

ajb at spamcop.net ajb at spamcop.net
Sat Aug 5 01:17:35 EDT 2006

G'day all.

Quoting Udo Stenzel <u.stenzel at web.de>:

> Uh, this one's wrong.  Does C++ of 15 years ago support today's programs?

C++ of _today_ doesn't support today's programs in some cases.  Just
ask the Boost developers about the various workarounds they still have
to deal with.

> No.  C++ of 10 years ago probably does, but the compiler will crash.

Even compiling a fully conforming ISO C++ standard library generally
requires a compiler from at most three years ago.

Generally speaking, any C++ application that was written 10 years ago
and hasn't been rewritten avoids large parts of the standard library
precisely because it was so poorly supported, and what was supported
was poorly implemented.  (That's why Qt looks like it does.)

Andrew Bromage

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