[Haskell-cafe] Re: Libraries for Commercial Users
gcross at phys.washington.edu
Thu Oct 8 15:00:19 EDT 2009
Out of curiosity, why do you think that porting Haskell to the JVM
would make such a large difference? Haskell can already interface
with C libraries; are there really so many commercially vital
libraries that are JVM-only?
On Oct 8, 2009, at 11:08 AM, John A. De Goes wrote:
> Some of these are not ready for production use; e.g.: RESTng:
> "RESTng is still experimental and incomplete". It has no
> documentation and doesn't even compile. Sadly typical.
> It's a bit of a chicken and egg thing. I'd switch to Haskell in a
> commercial setting if there were more good libraries, yet the act of
> switching would lead to the production of more good libraries. The
> latter, though, is cost-prohibitive, given all the components that
> would need to be developed. A few years from now, or post Haskell-on-
> JVM, I might be singing a different tune.
> I do greatly admire the work you and your company have done for
> What has the Industrial Haskell group done so far? I haven't seen
> any announcements. The work I'd be most interested in helping co-
> sponsor is Haskell on JVM (biggest bang for the buck).
> John A. De Goes
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> On Oct 8, 2009, at 11:24 AM, Don Stewart wrote:
>>> * Haskell interfaces to Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Google, etc.
>> This one is fine:
>> hs-twitter library: Haskell binding to the Twitter API
>> delicious library: Accessing the del.icio.us APIs from
>> Haskell (v2)
>> ffeed library and programs: Haskell binding to the FriendFeed
>> feed2lj program: Cross-post any RSS/Atom feed to LiveJournal
>> flickr library and programs: Haskell binding to the Flickr API
>> hS3 library and program: Interface to Amazon's Simple Storage
>> Service (S3)
>> mediawiki library and programs: Interfacing with the
>> MediaWiki API
>> google pubsub
>> pubsub library and programs: A library for Google/SixApart
>> pubsub hub interaction
>> Speaking of REST,
>> RESTng library: A framework for writing RESTful applications.
>> And auth:
>> windowslive library and program: Implements Windows Live Web
>> Authentication and Delegated Authentication
>> openid library: An implementation of the OpenID-2.0 spec.
>> hoauth library and program: A Haskell implementation of OAuth
>> 1.0a protocol.
>> We've obviously not all there yet, but we have a way to get there --
>> write and improve code on Hackage. Galois is doing its part (we've
>> released dozens of web packages), but the other commercial users
>> need to
>> help out too.
>> Join the Industrial Haskell Group and fund open source work. Or, if
>> can, release some of the non-IP-encumbered things you work on!
>> -- Don
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