[Haskell-cafe] In-place modification

Jon Harrop jon at ffconsultancy.com
Tue Jul 10 16:20:13 EDT 2007

On Tuesday 10 July 2007 21:02:45 Sebastian Sylvan wrote:
> While I personally think that the productivity argument should be
> enough to "make the switch", the killer-app (the app that will kill C,
> that is :-)) is concurrency. C is just not a tractable tool to program
> highly concurrent programs, unless the problem happens to be highly
> amenable to concurrency (web servers etc.). We need *something* else.
> It may not be Haskell, but it will be something (and it will probably
> be closer to Haskell than C!).

As long as your C-killer language has a run-time that is written in C, it 
won't be killing C. :-)

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
The OCaml Journal

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