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

Creighton Hogg wchogg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 15:16:14 EST 2009

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 2:02 PM, John A. De Goes <john at n-brain.net> wrote:
> On Jan 8, 2009, at 12:56 PM, Tim Newsham wrote:
>> You replied to someone discussing using Haskell at a CDN to implement
>> things like web servers by saying that Haskell wasn't suitable for
>> the task.
> That is incorrect. I replied to Achim's message asking for elaboration on
> Haskell's unsuitability. It was a convenient point to discuss Haskell's
> networking deficiencies.

Part of the problem I'm having with this discussion, though, is that
it's still not clear to me what critical features are lacking.  I know
you've said Haskell doesn't have anything quite like the Erlang OTP
library, but that doesn't really help me much.  I've only looked a
little at OTP & I don't think I understand what you get from its
behaviors that you don't get from Control.Concurrent + mtl, i.e.
various forms of state & error handling independent of the concurrency

Can you elucidate a bit more?  I don't want the conversation to degenerate.

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