[Haskell-cafe] Crash!

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Oct 24 14:13:55 EDT 2008

> >The point is... I'm not doing that. Gtk2hs is, but that's a well-tested 
> >library, so I very much doubt it's the source of the bug.
> I don't understand why Haskell users believe (perhaps are too often led to 
> believe) that haskell programs can't crash.  Gtk2hs does a lot of native 
> stuff.  Gtk's been around for a long time, but so has a lot of other 
> software that has lots of bugs still present in it. Often these bugs lead 
> to memory corruption and crashes.  Haskell does nothing to prevent this 
> from happening (how could it?).

Haskell programs with particular constraints (i.e. pure, total Haskell, doesn't
primarily call gtk...)

-- Don

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