[Haskell-cafe] Binary serialization, was Re: Abstraction leak

Dave Bayer bayer at cpw.math.columbia.edu
Thu Jul 5 15:59:54 EDT 2007

On Jul 5, 2007, at 9:52 AM, Paul Moore wrote:

> You're changing the problem from finding a Haskell library (which only
> needs to be installed on the development machine at compile time) to
> finding a 3rd party utility, which has to be installed at runtime
> Not a good trade-off.

The intersection of Linux and Mac OS X is a pretty amazing standard   
library, that beats any single scripting language.

I'd forgotten how dismal Windows is, sorry. Still, if you stick to  
non-GPL'd licenses, there's no way to build single file deliverables?  
I'd think someone would have written "Unix as a static library", the  
way e.g. many languages can be embedded in apps. Then only you would  
have to maintain the Unix tools you want to use, and you'd be done.  
If no one has, someone who cares about Windows should. Unix rocks.

On Jul 5, 2007, at 9:54 AM, Philip Armstrong wrote:
> Presumably you mean http://macromates.com/ ?

Yup. Sorry.

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