[Haskell-cafe] Re: Research language vs. professional language

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Mon Sep 1 06:07:42 EDT 2008

On 2008-09-01, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> ryani.spam:
>> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 7:27 PM, Jonathan Cast
>> <jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>> > This concept of `day-to-day work' is a curious one.  Haskell is not a
>> > mature language, and probably shouldn't ever be one.
>> I see where you are coming from here, but I think that train has
>> already started and can't be stopped.
> Yeah, it's too late. Too many people have their pay checks riding on
> GHC, the Hackage library set (now up to 740 libraries and tools!), and
> the continued development of the language in general.
> If Haskell's not "mature" yet, then perhaps it has reached its early
> twenties, with an reliable heavy duty optimizing compiler, fast runtime,
> large library set, standard documentation, testing, debugging and
> packaging tools, and large community.
> And a community with a lot of energy.
> We're serious about this thing.

So, what fills its shoes as a great research language with great tools?

Aaron Denney

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