[Haskell-cafe] Elevator pitch for Haskell.

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Sat Sep 8 12:59:19 EDT 2007

On Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 05:44:47PM +0100, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> > I'd like to think that Haskell will soon be "ready" for prime-time. But
> > let's face it, the language is 20 years old already...
> Most of your problems are lack of libraries. We've had Cabal in
> mainstream for maybe a year, hackage is even newer. People know where
> the problems are, and they are being fixed. Haskell as a "language" is
> pretty much done, people just like tweaking the corners.

I'd like to add that, until very recently, Haskell wasn't even *trying*
to be "ready for prime time".  It takes an athlete many years to get
from the cradle to the finish line, but that's not how we score them!

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