[Haskell-cafe] In-place modification

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Tue Jul 10 17:03:36 EDT 2007

Sebastian Sylvan wrote:
> That might eliminate the concurrency imperative (for a while!), but it
> doesn't adress the productivity point. My hypothesis is this: People
> don't like using unproductive tools, and if they don't have to, they
> won't.
> When "the next mainstream language" comes along to "solve" the
> concurrency problem (to some extent), it would seem highly likely that
> there will relatively soon be compilers for it for most embedded
> devices too, so why would you make your life miserable with C in that
> case (and cost your company X dollars due to inefficiency in the
> process)?

...because only C works on bizzare and unusual hardware?

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