[Haskell-cafe] What is Haskell unsuitable for?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu Jun 17 10:55:59 EDT 2010

On Jun 17, 2010, at 10:17 , David Virebayre wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 3:38 PM, Henning Thielemann
> <lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:
>> On Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Marc Weber wrote:
>>> Hi Aditya Siram,
>>> - maybe shell scripting: running ghci takes longer than starting  
>>> bash.
>>>  Compiling is not always an option because executables are bigger  
>>> than
>>>  shell scripts or C executables
>> Is Hugs better in this respect?
> Or JHC ? JHC's executables are small.

Get shared libraries working, and this becomes a non-issue; you're not  
buying anything disk-wise if the file is smaller than the block size  
(does any production fs use fragments any more?  I know Linux  
filesystems don't).

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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