[Haskell-cafe] Market Place for Haskell development teams?

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Wed Sep 30 02:57:30 EDT 2009

Curt Sampson <cjs at starling-software.com> writes:

>> Java is part of the Java platform, that brought OS independence and
>> interoperability at the right time. .Download-execution on the client
>> was also a reason for the initial success of Java in the Internet era.

> This may be somewhat anecdotal evidence, but I disagree with both
> of your statements here. I've rarely known anybody to use Java
> cross-platform in a non-trival way, barring a few major GUI-centric
> projects such as Eclipse. (I've far more cross-platform use of Haskell
> than Java myself.) And I know of nobody who did anything serious with
> download-execution of Java.

Well I (dis)agree with you both :-)

I think these things - running Java programs in the browser, and
cross-platformness - were very important in making Java popular, even if
they ended up being, at best, peripheral uses of the language.  Still,
they served to hype the language to an industry that had just gotten
used to object orientation, and thus clearing the path for Java's
adoption as a successor to C++ (where it was and is quite successful).

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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