[Haskell-cafe] develop new Haskell shell?
brianh at metamilk.com
Wed May 10 09:54:14 EDT 2006
Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> Funny this should come up. We've just had several submissions to work
> on a functional shell for the google summer of code.
> Here's a bit of a summary of what's been done in Haskell I prepared a
> while back.
Looking at the brief description of the Esther shell, I was struck by the
question - why not just use Haskell directly ie by extending something like
GHCi to allow interactive definition of functions/values and an operator to
map filenames to functions.
I was reminded of
and in particular the following principle:
An operating system is a collection of things
that don't fit into a language.
There shouldn't be one.
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