[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hoogle and Network.Socket
barsoap at web.de
Wed Feb 25 20:19:46 EST 2009
"John A. De Goes" <john at n-brain.net> wrote:
> Personally, I'd be happy to see that explosion of innovation in the
> library and tool spaces, even if it means the language itself stops
> evolving (for the most part). It will make it a lot easier do use
> Haskell commercially, and the innovators in the language space will
> find or invent a new target to keep themselves occupied.
And this is why we must avoid success: It would mean instant failure.
There are already enough hype-languages around, there's not too much of
a point to add one to them. Haskell won't stop evolving and
(conservatively) keeping up with PL research until that's done, or
Dependent Typing is well-understood, whatever comes first.
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