[Haskell-cafe] develop new Haskell shell?

Brian Hulley 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.
> http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~pls/thesis-topics/functionalshell.html

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:

     Operating System:
        An operating system is a collection of things
                                      that don't fit into a language.
        There shouldn't be one.

Regards, Brian. 

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