[Haskell-cafe] Haskell not ready for Foo [was: Re: Hypothetical Haskell job in New York]

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Thu Jan 8 09:32:37 EST 2009

Haskell's networking support is very rudimentary. Erlang's is quite  
sophisticated. For network intensive applications, especially those  
requiring messaging, fault-tolerance, distribution, and so forth,  
there's no doubt that Erlang is a more productive choice.

Not because of the language, per se, but because of all the stuff that  
is packaged with it, or available for it.



On Jan 8, 2009, at 4:10 AM, Achim Schneider wrote:

> Manlio Perillo <manlio_perillo at libero.it> wrote:
>> Unfortunately Haskell is not yet ready for this task.
> Could you -- or someone else -- please elaborate on this?
> I've heard it once in the context of a webbrowser, the reason given  
> was
> that ghc doesn't deallocate memory, that is, the gc heap only
> increases. I doubt it'd be hard to fix, not to mention that, iff a
> Haskell process is more or less the only process running on a system,
> deallocation becomes practically irrelevant... which'd be the case  
> with
> e.g. a HAppS production server.
> Any other known problems?
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