[Haskell-cafe] ANN: "Real World Haskell", now shipping

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 29 04:25:03 EST 2008

Jason Dusek wrote:
> Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> What I *haven't* done yet is read the chapters where they try
>> to claim that database programming is possible in Haskell.
>> I'll have to do that at some point. Maybe this is where they
>> reveal the Secret Formula that makes this stuff actually work
>> properly... but somehow I doubt it.
>   Well, it's certainly possible to interact with a SQL database.
>   You have had some kind of trouble, or you have a higher notion
>   of "database programming"?

Yeah: None of the packages on Hackage will compile successfully. :-P

It seems to be an unwritten law that any package involving non-Haskell 
components doesn't work on Windoze.

(Hack, wxHaskell even comes with a special pre-build Windows binary... 
and it *still* doesn't work!)

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