[Haskell-cafe] Haskell versus F#, OCaml, et. al. ...
vigalchin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 02:53:34 EDT 2008
thanks .. ... just trying to get an objective viewpoint and see where the
"holes" are ...
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 1:46 AM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Frank mode on ... ;^) In terms of functionality, where is
> > superior vs inferior to ML, Caml, OCaml, F#, Erlang, etc.? E.g. in
> > of library functionality?
> Without more information, all we can really do is an overview.
> There's almost 800 Haskell libraries on hackage.haskell.org (millions of
> lines of code). On average, 2 new libraries are released each day
> (though 12 new libs were released in the last 24 hours). That's 700 new
> libraries a year at the current rate.
> If I visit Arch Linux, I find,
> 602 Haskell libraries and tools, http://tinyurl.com/3jxlpl
> 21 OCaml libraries and tools, http://tinyurl.com/4fl485
> 7 Erlang libraries and tools, http://tinyurl.com/54oj7u
> 0 F# libraries and tools, http://tinyurl.com/4v53pl
> Of course, this is on Linux, and your distro may vary (and on Windows,
> F# gets to use all the .NET libraries), but you get the idea.
> One of the main themes that came out of the commercial users of FP
> meeting last week,
> was the need for languages to start building standard, blessed platforms
> of libraries, and to encourage reuse. Haskell was in the nice position
> of already having such a process underway,
> -- Don
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