[Haskell-cafe] Patrick Perry's BLAS package

Andrzej Jaworski himself at poczta.nom.pl
Sat Jun 7 15:08:25 EDT 2008

On Jun 7, 11:21 am, Don Stewart <d... at galois.com> wrote: 
> The best thing anyone here can do for haskell is contribute a library. 
> The more areas we cover with Haskell code, the easier the path is to 
> ongoing development, and a viable, sustainable Haskell world. 

Hi Don, 
I cannot agree more but: 
(1) I doubt that your consistant contribution and sense of 
responsibility can be replaced by independent volunteers. 
(2) More important than the number of libraries is their maintenance 
and accessibility by which I mean not just sufficient documentation 
but also reviews with pragmatic suggestions and shared experience 
formated into some knoledge base. 
(3) Haskell attracts guys that like originality [ like me;-) ] which 
is dengerous since building viable programming environment should be a 
top down affair. Regular coders are easier to cooperate. 

Conclusion: Some coordination effort is inevitable. Complementary 
librairs should be chained and updated together like toolboxes in 
Matlab, which might encourage writers to dedicate domain specific 
articles or a book around them. 

-Andrzej Jaworski 

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