[Haskell-cafe] In-place modification

brad clawsie clawsie at fastmail.fm
Tue Jul 10 22:50:05 EDT 2007

> Yeah, and 640K should be enough for everybody... Again, the original
> statement was about 20 years down the line. Go back 20 years and
> people would say similar things about C (comparing it to assembly).

but one could argue that the democratization of programming will
indeed marginalize "hair shirt" tech like haskell in favor of
something accesible to the wider public

what is the fastest growing segment of the programming industry? 

web development

and look at the wonderfully advanced toolkit - a document retrieval 
protocol hacked up as a packet abstraction (http). a markup format
intended to render simple text formatting now coerced into a
generalized viewport description mechanism (html). a scripting
language with networking features from the 70s.

and every day people are migrating existing applications to this

worse is better!?

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