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

Creighton Hogg wchogg at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 11:01:54 EST 2009

2009/1/9 John A. De Goes <john at n-brain.net>:
> If you're looking for a project to take on, I would suggest starting with
> the following:
> A high-level, type-safe AMQP client written in 100% Haskell, which provides
> a clean way of handling hundreds of unique message types.
> Then it would be possible to hook it up to any AMQP broker (most likely
> RabbitMQ). There are logical steps beyond the above (an embedded Haskell
> broker), but the above project is far from trivial. And the main
> undertaking, I think, consists not in coding to the spec (for which there is
> some help; a JSON representation of the AMQP specification can be processed
> and used to emit language-specific code), but in finding a design that works
> well in Haskell.
<snip & reorder>
I apologize, but my question was geared more towards understanding
what high-level OTP-like libraries Haskell is lacking, not full blown
applications that haven't been written in Haskell.  It sounded like
you had some specific insight into this.


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