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

Creighton Hogg wchogg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 13:36:01 EST 2009

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> wchogg:
>> 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
> There's nothing stopping you using Haskell nodes in a distributed
> fashion, and indeed there are groups doing this.

Didn't realize it was charted territory.
Sorry about that.

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