[Haskell-cafe] Aim Of Haskell

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 11:32:31 EST 2006

Hello Kaveh,

Sunday, December 10, 2006, 6:15:23 PM, you wrote:

> chosen one. But Haskell seems to be buzz-full research platform.
> Now again to the top : what is the aim of Haskell project? If it is
> going to be used in real world applications it needs more attention to
> real world application developers and their needs.

you are right - just now Haskell is a huge technology with non-obvious path
to learn. there is some work to make Haskell more pragmatic, but it's an
chicken-and-egg problem - we have a small number of pragmatic programmers
that use Haskell and therefore it's hard to change Haskell to suit their
needs, on the other hand this means that pragmatic programmers can't grok

on the way to make Haskell more pragmatic i especially mention renewal of
Haskell standard to include modern language extensions, modern programming
environments such as WinHugs or BusinessObjects, development of web/db/gui
libraries, and definition of core (standard) libraries set

one particular thing that we still lack is something like book "Haskell in
real world"

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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