[Haskell-cafe] Re: can Haskell do everyting as we want?
aditya.siram at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 11:33:10 EDT 2010
I think what the OP is asking for is a killer application of Haskell - Ruby,
for example, is great for web programming because of Rails.
The Haskell community is somewhat unique in that it has many killer apps and
that confuses people. It's great for version control (Darcs), window
managers (XMonad), parsing grammers (Parsec), concurrency (would STM be
considered a killer app?) etc. etc.
People outside the community get flustered because they keep trying to peg
the language as more suitable to one domain than another.
To the OP, while Haskell is not perfect (Jeremy Shaw already mentioned the
garbage-collector issue) it seems as though you could get pretty far before
you hit a wall. So pick a domain and have at it!
On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Kevin Jardine <kevinjardine at gmail.com>wrote:
> In my experience two of the biggest issues in selecting any language
> are the pool of potential programmers and the learning curve for the
> programmers you already have.
> If you only need two programmers to do a project and they both know
> Haskell well, then I think Haskell would do almost any job very well.
> I also think that the pool of potential Haskell programmers is
> growing. But it is still much smaller than many other languages.
> I do think that there is a larger learning curve for Haskell than
> moving from one imperative language (eg. PHP) to another one (eg.
> In my view Haskell programmers are likely to be more productive and
> produce more correct (and possibly even more efficient) code once they
> know the language well.
> On Aug 4, 4:35 pm, David Leimbach <leim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Alberto G. Corona <agocor... at gmail.com
> > > Just to clarify, I mean: Haskell may be seriously addictive. Sounds
> > > a joke, but it is not. I do not recommend it for coding something
> quick and
> > > dirty.
> > I use it for quick and dirty stuff all the time, mainly because what I
> > is often something that can be broken down into stages of processing, and
> > pure functions are really nice for that.
> > If I know the input is coming from a reliable enough stream (like a unix
> > pipe to stdin) I can use functions like "interact" to create filters, or
> > parse some input, and produce some output.
> > It's pretty nice.
> > > 2010/8/4 Alberto G. Corona <agocor... at gmail.com>
> > > Before entering haskell, please read our disclaimer:
> > >>http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2010-June/079044.html
> > >> You've been warned
> > >> *
> > >> *
> > >> 2010/8/4 Zura_ <x... at gol.ge>
> > >>> As already noted here, Haskell is a general purpose language, but you
> > >>> should
> > >>> take it with a grain of salt.
> > >>> For instance, you can nail with a laptop (provided that you hit the
> > >>> where a HDD is located), but you prefer a hammer :)
> > >>> One thing is if you do it only for enjoyment, in this case you can
> > >>> develop 3D shooter game in Haskell, but when it comes to
> > >>> world use, I think it is better to maintain "right tool for the right
> > >>> job"
> > >>> attitude.
> > >>> Regards,
> > >>> Zura
> > >>> Qi Qi-2 wrote:
> > >>> > Is there anyone happen to come into any tasks that haskell is not
> > >>> > to achieve?
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