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

Arnar Birgisson arnarbi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 19:34:48 EST 2008

Hi again,

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:38, Dave Tapley <dukedave at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?"

C does extremely well when you want to write low level exploits, such
as meddling with memory, the machine stack and others.

This goes also for writing device drivers, media codecs, compression
algorithms etc. and applications that are mostly about copying bits
(with some transformations) between various memory locations.

I imagine this kind of thing would be very hard to write in Haskell.

Does that count?


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