[Haskell-cafe] Re: Libraries for Commercial Users

David Leimbach leimy2k at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 08:47:46 EDT 2009

I'm absolutely missing your point.

Here's an example.  I'm a commercial developer.  I need to create an SNMP
agent.  You show me Haskell, I point at Erlang.  Erlang wins for time to
market, and Haskell doesn't get to be part of the solution.

We need libraries.

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 2:44 AM, Alberto G. Corona <agocorona at gmail.com>wrote:

> IMHO, the software industry is no driven by workforce or by stocked stuff
> like libraries. It is driven by ideas. People with ideas tend to use the
> tools that materialize these ideas in their free time faster and better,
> with joy and beauty, It comes to my mind the first Jazz players that
> invented a new tradition, choose to play sax and trumpets because these
> instruments were easier to learn, small, very expressive, portable and
> brighting. Sometimes a long tradition of doing things in a certain way is an
> obstacle for innovation. If you think that Haskell can not compete with the
> tons of boring stuff for doing the same boring applications then you missed
> the point
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