[Haskell-cafe] In-place modification
sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 17:09:56 EDT 2007
On 10/07/07, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> 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?
By what magic is this the case? Hardware automatically supports C
without the efforts of compiler-writers?
We're talking 20 years down the line here, when someone can choose to
write a C compiler, or an X compiler (where X is the most popular
systems programming language of the time).
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