[Haskell-cafe] Tools for Haskell and COM

Bayley, Alistair Alistair_Bayley at invescoperpetual.co.uk
Wed Jun 27 06:54:34 EDT 2007

> From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org 
> [mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Simon 
> Peyton-Jones
> There's a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem here; the COM 
> tools are not well maintained, so that discourages use, which 
> in turn  makes it less rewarding to work on them.  What I 
> don't know is the level of suppressed demand: if there were 
> good tools, would lots of people start using them?

Um, well, yes, I demand. I want to interface Takusen with MS Sql Server,
but AFAICT the recommended C API is OLE DB, which is a COM API. Not
knowing COM at all, I assume I could program against it like a C
programmer would, using just the FFI, but I imagine it will be easier to
use a COM tool.

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