[Haskell-cafe] Haskell not ready for Foo [was: Re: Hypothetical
Haskell job in New York]
wchogg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 10:41:40 EST 2009
On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 8:32 AM, John A. De Goes <john at n-brain.net> wrote:
> 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.
Now I understand that there aren't(?) any Haskell implementations that
can act as distributed nodes the way the Erlang implementation can,
but I'm not familiar enough with Erlang to understand what it has for
networking that the Haskell network packages don't have. Could you
explain a bit further? I've been thinking a lot about network
programming anyway lately & am looking for library opportunities.
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