[Haskell-cafe] Comments requested: succ Java

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Tue Sep 29 02:42:59 EDT 2009

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 4:13 PM, John A. De Goes <john at n-brain.net> wrote:

> If you have counterexamples, then perhaps you can name them. I'm looking
> for Java shops with 5+ developers and code bases of > 100k converting over
> to Haskell. I don't know _any such shop_ that has switched to Haskell, and I
> doubt any exist, but I'd be delighted to learn I'm wrong.
> Let me ask you this question: how long would it take you to get an
> HTML/CSS, W3 compliant browser in Haskell? Or how about a peer-to-peer
> networking system with seamless scaling and automatic failover? How about a
> scalable BigTable implementation? In Java, the answer to these questions --
> and just about any others you can think of -- is "a few minutes", because
> the code has already been written.
Well, as far as browser goes, this is a start:
http://github.com/snoyberg/hack-handler-webkit. It may not be written in
pure Haskell, but then again I'm not sure if there are any fully W3
compliant browsers *not* written in C++.

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