[Haskell-cafe] Re: New slogan for haskell.org
wnoise at ofb.net
Fri Oct 5 16:19:01 EDT 2007
On 2007-10-05, Peter Verswyvelen <bf3 at telenet.be> wrote:
> But where is the great IDE Haskell deserves??? :-) Seriously, 99% of the
> programmers I know don't want to look at it because when they see Emacs
> or VIM, they say "what the f*ck????, I don't want to go back to the
> stone age". If you want to attract more people that are inside the
> "imperative-OO-with-nice-IDE-blob", create a great looking and
> functional IDE.
Bluntly, I don't see why the Haskell community needs those sorts of
programmers. I like Haskell with a big enough community to have useful
libraries, but a small enough community such that the language can
readily evolve and serve as a useful research platform.
> An IDE that integrates the existing tools. That shows you graphical
> pictures of the graph rewriting process,
There is a tool that does this for a Haskell dialect.
> potential space leaks,
That's a hard problem.
> profiling bottlenecks, etc.
I'm not entirely sure what you mean here, but people are researching
good ways of profiling and presenting the results to programmers.
> Heck, why not introduce pictures as symbols and values, as in DrScheme.
Or as in Mathematica 6, to be a bit more mainstream.
> Or UNICODE fonts.
GHC already supports UTF-8. Vim and Emacs already support UTF-8. Done.
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