[Haskell-cafe] Re: What *not* to use Haskell for

Mauricio briqueabraque at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 11 06:26:21 EST 2008

I think Haskell is not nice to write general purpouse libraries
that could be easily and completly wrapped by other languages.
You can wrap gtk, sqlite3, gsl, opengl etc., but you can't write
python bindings for Data.Graph.

But, then, if you claim there's nothing else Haskell can't do,
what do you need those bindings for ? :)


> Hi everyone
> So I should clarify I'm not a troll and do "see the Haskell light". But
> one thing I can never answer when preaching to others is "what does
> Haskell not do well?"
> Usually I'll avoid then question and explain that it is a 'complete'
> language and we do have more than enough libraries to make it useful and
> productive. But I'd be keen to know if people have any anecdotes,
> ideally ones which can subsequently be twisted into an argument for
> Haskell ;)
> Cheers,
> Dave

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