[Haskell-cafe] Haskell versus F#, OCaml, et. al. ...
dons at galois.com
Tue Sep 30 04:55:35 EDT 2008
> > On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > > 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.
> > This is missleading and depends on how you count the libraries. For
> > instance "base" is now split into "arrays", "containers", "process",
> > "parallel" .... etc. In the same time on platforms like Java and .NET
> > this might be only one package.
Basically, pick a way to divide this graph of the libraries, and what
they depend on, sensibly into units, and you'll know how many
"libraries" there are, with distinct capabilities,
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