[Haskell-cafe] Research language vs. professional language

Derek Elkins derek.a.elkins at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 13:40:28 EDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-09-01 at 01:20 -0700, Don Stewart 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, [..]

Depending on when you count from, Haskell -is- in its early twenties or
soon will be.

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