[Haskell-cafe] Re: Microsoft's Singularity Project and Haskell

Tim Matthews tim.matthews7 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 09:11:01 EDT 2010

SPJ <http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/simonpj/default.aspx> and
probably many others are actually employed at Microsoft research centers. It
looks like Microsoft just hasn't been able to find a suitable spot to push
Haskell. Haskell influenced F# because they needed a functional language
that targeted CLR, and included OO and mutable data.

IMO Haskell is even better than their languages

Maybe so but singularity actually provides the whole os apis via clr
interfaces compared to mainstream windows os where the underlying apis are
all in C, C++ and COM. The common intermediate language is not tied to any
specific programming language such as C# or VB, it's more generic than that,
and has it's advantages. Safety is something they wish to achieve but afaik
their main goal is to write an OS in managed code.

Haskell does provide a safe runtime but afaik unlike the clr it's tied to
the haskell language. I think there has also been some attempts to write an
OS in haskell too though, but that's another story...
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