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

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 13 14:08:42 EST 2008

Dan Piponi wrote:
> Real time audio applications are top of my list of "crazy projects I
> would work on if I had a month spare". I think it might work out
> nicely. My approach wouldn't be to talk directly to audio hardware
> from Haskell but instead use a framework like Lava to generate low
> level code from an embedded DSL. I think that would be a really
> elegant way to work at a high level and yet have the result execute
> *faster* than traditionally written C++ code.

In other words, Haskell is an excellent language for designing 
special-purpose compilers and interpretters for custom languages. ;-)

If I knew a damned thing about IA32 assembly and dynamic linkage, I'd be 
tempted to try it myself...

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