[Haskell-cafe] OS design & FP aesthetics

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Tue Jun 19 13:16:33 EDT 2007

Creighton Hogg wrote:
>     (Also, have you noticed that no large Haskell applications exist? It's
>     very hard to convince people that Haskell is not a "toy" language when
>     no large applications exist. Building an entire *OS* with it would
>     rather satisfy that requirement...!)
> Well, I imagine that there are large applications being used at places 
> like Galois or Credit Suisse that are just proprietary.  As for open 
> source, I guess the largest application is probably GHC itself.

GHC is certainly the only large application that *I* can think of...

I don't know. It seems that Erlang is slowly taking over the world and 
all the rest of it, but you never hear anything about Haskell. Shame, 

>     To me, C is the pinacle of everything that is wrong with computer
>     programming.
> At this point I can only say that we disagree and bow out of this tangent.

"Tangent" I will agree on. ;-)

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