[Haskell-cafe] Rewriting a Python application to Haskell

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 10:47:12 EDT 2006


> 1) I would like to know if its difficult to use wxHaskell and STM side by side and if there are any issues I need to know about.

I have no idea about wxHaskell and STM, but I found out that hard way
that Gtk2Hs + threads = bad idea. Depending on the machine I used, I
got a wide class of unrepeatable behaviour, and (really) poor
performance. You might find wxHaskell doesn't suffer from these
problems, but I don't know.

> 3) How portable is Haskell? We like to run our application on Mac, Windows and Linux.
The Haskell compiler (GHC) is very portable, and runs on Mac/Windows
and most common Linux architectures. wxHaskell does those 3 platforms
as well. Haskell tends to be very portable. Some of the more advanced
features on some of the less common platforms are sometimes a bit
buggy or untested - but usually there are people who are willing to
work and fix any issues you run into.

Thanks, and good luck


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