[Haskell-cafe] New slogan for haskell.org
lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Fri Oct 5 09:52:18 EDT 2007
On Fri, 5 Oct 2007, Laurent Deniau wrote:
> Henning Thielemann wrote:
>>>>> Productivity, robustness, maintainability: purity, type system, etc.
>> 'type system' is something where C derivatives and scripting languages are
>> weak - but their users count this as advantage.
> Rarely (maybe in the 70's but not since C89). They count as an advantage
> simplicity, portability and efficiency. If you can provide a better type
> system to C while keeping these points, you are welcome. Still, it is easy to
> make your code strongly typed in C with some discipline.
If this would be true, they would have switched to Modula II quickly ... I
know that C programmers also like the concise/cryptic/inconsistent syntax.
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