[Haskell-cafe] darcs: the first haskell tool more popular than Haskell itself?

Josh Hoyt joshhoyt at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 14:02:24 EST 2006


>On 1/24/06, Isaac Jones <ijones at syntaxpolice.org> wrote:
>> Debian has a system called popularity-contest, which is an opt-in
>> survey of package use.  I was curious to see the ranking of darcs
>> among Haskell implementations themselves.  The results: Darcs ranks
>> higher than ghc and hugs.

On 1/24/06, Iavor Diatchki <iavor.diatchki at gmail.com> wrote:
> is this really surprising?  compilers (for any language) are only of
> interest to developers, while most applications written in the
> language have a wide user base [...]

To me, it's a sign that Haskell may finally be on the road to wider
acceptance. The fact that there is now an application that is used by
more than just Haskell hackers is cause for surprise and rejoicing for
this Haskell newcomer.


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