[Haskell-cafe] Re: Go Haskell! -> array libraries

Lennart Augustsson lennart at augustsson.net
Fri Nov 28 17:20:25 EST 2008

But I don't want Perl, I want a well designed language and well
designed libraries.
I think it's find to let libraries proliferate, but at some point you
also need to step back and abstract.

  -- Lennart

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 9:46 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> andrewcoppin:
>> What *I* propose is that somebody [you see what I did there?] should sit
>> down, take stock of all the multitudes of array libraries, what features
>> they have, what obvious features they're missing, and think up a good
>> API from scratch. Once we figure out what the best way to arrange all
>> this stuff is, *then* we attack the problem of implementing it for real.
>> It seems lots of people have written really useful code, but we need to
>> take a step back and look at the big picture here before writing any
>> more of it.
> No.
> My view would be to let the free market of developers decide what is
> best. No bottlenecks -- there's too many Haskell libraries already (~1000 now).
> And this approach has yielded more code than ever before, more libraries
> than ever before, and library authors are competing.
> So let the market decide. We're a bazaar, not a cathedral.
> -- Don
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