[Haskell-cafe] Re: In-place modification

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Tue Jul 10 18:34:29 EDT 2007

On 2007-07-10, Sebastian Sylvan <sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

No, of course not.  But the most popular architectures support C with
/much smaller/ efforts of compiler writers.

Aaron Denney

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