[Haskell-cafe] Building "production stable" software in Haskell

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Mon Sep 17 16:26:27 EDT 2007

jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:
> Andrew Coppin writes:
>> Out of curiosity... what's so bad about "stagnation"? (Otherwise 
>> known as "having a fixed structure that everybody can rely on"...)
> Oh come on, you know the answer, do you like provocations?
> Shall I remind how many people are unhappy e.g., with the Haskell
> Numerical classes hierarchy?... Stagnation is stagnation.

I guess I'm too used to Java's class library, which seems to change 
every 12 hours or so. That's no fun at all! :-/

If something is broken, it should be fixed. If something isn't broken, I 
see no reason to change it. You might call that "stagnation", but I view 
it as something else...

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