[Haskell-cafe] Tools for Haskell and COM

J. Garrett Morris trevion at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 15:03:33 EDT 2007

Microsoft's Component Object Model.



On 6/27/07, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> >
> > The biggest Haskell/COM project I know of was Krasimir's
> > implementation of Visual Haskell, which was a plug-in for Visual
> > Studio. The VS interfaces are COM ones, so he had to do lots of COM
> > stuff. He may be able to help you. Sigbjorn Finne knows a lot about
> > HDirect, but he's really busy with his day job at Galois!
> >
> > 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?
> >
> >
> > Simon
> >
> Is now a bad time to say "what is COM?"?
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The man who'd introduced them didn't much like either of them, though
he acted as if he did, anxious as he was to preserve good relations at
all times. One never knew, after all, now did one now did one now did

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