[Haskell-cafe] Why Haskell?

SevenThunders mattcbro at earthlink.net
Sun Jul 23 20:56:36 EDT 2006

Jared Updike wrote:
> GSL Haskell bindings:
> http://dis.um.es/~alberto/GSLHaskell/
> http://dis.um.es/~alberto/GSLHaskell/doc/
> Specifically for Linary Algebra:
> http://dis.um.es/~alberto/GSLHaskell/doc/GSL-Base.html
>> > You make a good point and the decision was by no means cut and dry. 
>> However
>> > I made a point of developing some test code using some the newer array
>> data
>> > types and looked at maintaining the array in Haskell and then directly
>> > calling Blas etc.  I even had a nice polymorphic matrix class going.
>> > However I found the array interface just a bit too 'clunky' to use a
>> > technical term.  The withArray interface is not very appealing.  The
>> layers
>> > of lambda notation was giving me a headache.
> I think part of the problem here is not necessarily C or Haskell's
> fault, but rather that what you were trying to do was write a library
> (or needed the right library). Library writing is hard enough on its
> own, much less when one is relatively new to Haskell! Hopefully you
> will find the right tool for the job and things will go well!
>   Jared.
> -- 
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I looked at that.  It would have been nice to use it however it seems to
have issues on Windows.  Although my windows requirement probably could have
been relaxed, at the beginning of the project our network was entirely
windows based.

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