[Haskell-cafe] Hugs, dotnet, C#...
bf3 at telenet.be
Wed Oct 3 10:23:50 EDT 2007
In the (Win)Hugs documentation, I found
"Only the ccall, stdcall and *dotnet *calling conventions are supported.
All others are flagged as errors."
However, I fail to find any more information on how to invoke dotnet
methods. This might be really handy for me, as I'm very familiar with
the dotnet framework.
For example, yesterday I rewrote and extended a program that I wanted to
develop in Haskell in just 3 hours using dotnet, while I spend weeks
trying do this in Haskell. Of course, I'm a Haskell newbie and a dotnet
expert, so this is not a fair comparison. However, I got a strange
feeling, which I want to share with you :) First of all, it was a
*horrible* experience to program C# again; I needed to type at least 3
times the amount of code, much of which was boilerplate code, and the
code is not elegant. Haskell really changed my point of view on this;
before I knew Haskell, I found C# (I'm talking C# 3.0 here) a really
neat and nice language. On the other hand, the great Visual Studio IDE
and Resharper addin made it at least 3 times faster to type, navigate,
refactor, and debug the code... Somehow, I get things done really really
really fast in C#, albeit in an "ugly" way. Once again, I just wish
Haskell had such an IDE... And yes, I know of the existance of Visual
Haskell, EclipseFP, Haskell Mode for Emacs (which I'm using), VIM, YI,
but still, these do not compare with the experience I have when using
Visual Studio/Resharper (or Eclipse or IntelliJ/IDEA for Java). But that
might just be me of course...
A slightly frustrated Peter ;-)
BTW: I don't want to bring up the IDE discussion again, no really ;-)
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