[Haskell-cafe] A cabal odyssey
daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Sat Aug 21 10:01:41 EDT 2010
On Saturday 21 August 2010 15:35:08, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
> A Bazillion is an imaginary number meant to indicate something extremely
> large: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bazillion#-illion
Yes, but 'extremely large' numbers mean different things, depending on
whether we talk about for example midges in Scotland (bazillion >= 10^20),
people in a football stadium (bazillion >= 5*10^4) or people at your
sister's wedding (bazillion >= 50).
So how much is a bazillion when it comes to Haskell programmers?
> Since the population of the planet is roughly 6 Billion, I would guess
> that Andrew is under the miscomprehension that aliens make up the vast
> majority of Haskell users
Ordinary people don't use Haskell, so if you're using Haskell, you're ipso
facto an alien ;-)
> (or else he is taking into account everyone
> who will ever use Haskell as well, since after all Haskell will
> eventually replace all other inferior languages to become the One True
That'd be Haskell''' rather than Haskell.
> > It's a kind of magic.
> I believe Don wrote a successor to lambdabot to generate all of his
> libraries for him, and Galois is just a front to make it appear that
> multiple people are working on these libraries when in reality it's just
> his bot.
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