[Haskell-cafe] Haskell vs Ruby as a scripting language
joelr1 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 09:37:43 EST 2007
On Feb 10, 2007, at 2:25 PM, Brian Smith wrote:
> Is your application primarily written in Haskell? If not, you would
> have to
> create an interface between that language and Haskell in order for
> Haskell programs to manipulate your domain objects and user interface.
It would be Objective-C and Haskell, the exact split yet unknown.
> I think people would be happy if you did this because then there
> would be a
> Haskell API for Cocoa, but it seems like a lot of work.
You already have this in HOC (http://hoc.sourceforge.net/)
> My guess is that it
> dynamic nature
> and it being an object-oriented language. Also, several projects have
> examples to base
> your project on.
I don't see how this is different from Ruby.
> Visual Haskell also embeds GHC (into Visual Studio). However,
> Visual Haskell
> makes my Visual Studio unstable and often unresponsive.
I'm not sure this would apply to me as I'm on Mac OSX.
> But, there were disadvantages too (e.g. I had to implement my
> own lexer because doing doing it with GHC via IPC was too slow for
> interactive use).
Well, yes, I would want syntax highlighting and formatting. I would,
in fact, need a built-in Haskell IDE.
> Also, I recommend looking into embedding YHC. I have not had a
> chance to use
> it yet, but it looks like it is a better fit to an "interpreter-only"
> embedding situation than GHC--with GHC, you are getting a lot more
> than you
> seem to be asking for.
I would want to compile code as well. Compile bits of code <100 lines
at a time and load them back into my app for execution. Does YHC
compile and how efficiently?
More information about the Haskell-Cafe