[Haskell-cafe] Comments requested: succ Java

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Sun Sep 27 12:36:31 EDT 2009

I'm not sure what the point of your series is. No one who is using  
Java now commercially can move to Haskell because Haskell doesn't run  
on the JVM.

It makes sense to discuss Clojure, Groovy, JRuby, Scala, Fan, etc., as  
"next Java's", because they all run on the JVM and have seamless  
interop with Java. Haskell is not in this category. It's stuck in a  
different world, wholly inaccessible to the masses.


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On Sep 27, 2009, at 10:16 AM, Curt Sampson wrote:

> No, it's not quite what it sounds like. :-)
> Stuart Halloway recently posted a series of blog entries entitled
> "Java.next"[1], discussing the benefits of four other languages that
> compile to JVM bytecode and interoperate with Java: Clojure, Groovy,
> JRuby, and Scala. I thought I'd put my oar in and write a parallel
> series comparing Haskell to these. I've finished a draft of the first
> posting, started on the third, and made a couple of notes on the  
> second
> and fourth, and I thought I'd post the drafts[2] and solicit comments
> here. If you have time to read and comment, I'd greatly appreciate the
> help; feel free either to e-mail me privately or post here. Also feel
> free to forward this to anybody else you feel might be interested in
> commenting.
> I'll probably be posting these about one per week, starting some time
> next week.
> [1]: http://blog.thinkrelevance.com/2008/9/24/java-next-overview
> [2]: http://www.starling-software.com/en/blog/drafts/2009/09/27.succ-java-summary.html
> cjs
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