[Haskell-cafe] Re: statep haskell-lang [was: Re: Hoogle and Network.Socket]

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Thu Feb 26 15:25:44 EST 2009

No, I hate C and will never use it again in my entire life unless  
forced to at the point of a gun.

You're point? :-P


John A. De Goes
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On Feb 26, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Jonathan Cast wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 13:18 -0700, John A. De Goes wrote:
>> Are you saying has been no progress since K&R C in the number of
>> libraries available to C programmers? And that C programmers still
>> have to edit files with vi and compile and link by specifying all
>> files on the command-line?
>> You may disagree, but the evidence points in the opposite direction.
>> There are tens of thousands of robust C libraries available to suit
>> any particular programming need. Many of Haskell's own libraries are
>> based on C versions. Tool support for the C language (not for some
>> successor you might think would exist if the language continued
>> evolving) can detect memory leaks, detect memory overwrites, apply
>> dozens of automatic refactorings to C large-scale C programs, etc.
>> Library and tool support for the C language is light years beyond
>> Haskell. It wouldn't be there if we had been through 20 iterations of
>> C each completely breaking backward compatibility.
> Maybe you should use C then?
> jcc

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