[Haskell-cafe] STM in F#

Peter Verswyvelen bf3 at telenet.be
Fri Jan 18 01:32:21 EST 2008

Reminds me of a song, "I'm dreaming of a ... dotnet Haskell..."

I find it such a petty no real work seems to be done on that. Okay, the 
performance might not be optimal. Okay, you might have two huge 
frameworks that overlap. Okay, using the .NET stuff would mean some kind 
of automatic IO monadic wrapper generator, but surely with the .NET 
reflection support, this would be possible. But look at the advantages...

Of course Haskell is a research language, and "avoid success at all 
cost" is the goal. But unfortunately, IMHO Haskell does make a lot of 
sense, so...

Ah well, I should stop nagging about this :-)

Jonathan Cast wrote:
> On 17 Jan 2008, at 7:02 PM, Don Stewart wrote:
>> http://cs.hubfs.net/blogs/hell_is_other_languages/archive/2008/01/16/4565.aspx 
>> I imagine this can only ease the process of learning Haskell, and
>> broaden the base of possible Haskellers, as more people on using .NET
>> stuff become familiar with modern typed FP.
> Indeed, these days I think the main advantage of Haskell is not the 
> feature set (the same features can be used nicely in Perl (well, 
> nicely for Perl), or not-so-nicely in Python), but rather, the fact 
> that Haskell is *designed* for such things, so it's syntax makes 
> things that are verbose in Perl or Python natural.
> jcc
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