[Haskell-cafe] What is simplest extension language to implement?

Permjacov Evgeniy permeakra at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 05:46:19 EDT 2010

ehm. I missed something and ghc api is well documented and stable ?

The problem is that haskell is overkill here and it requires esoteric
extensions for some tasks (Rank2Types for reflection, for example). It
is inacceptable for scripting language, faced to no-programmers. Such
languages must be as plain and regular, as possible. So, statically
typed languages are out of consideration: they either have poor
expressive power, or have expressive, but  complex type system (as
haskell), or relies on hacks within language for some tasks(typecasts
and duck typing in c++). Scheme may be acceptable, and possibly
EcmaScript. I do not know any other acceptable standartized language. 
Yet, Scheme has really ugly synthax and Ecma-262 standard is 250 pages
long (Of course, it is not C++ with about 1000 pages in standart, but it
still hurts to read 250 pages of techdocs in foreign language).

On 11/02/2010 12:21 PM, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> I don't understand.  Why don't you use Haskell as the scripting language?
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:04 AM, Permjacov Evgeniy <permeakra at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Let us think, that we need some scripting language for our pure haskell
>> project and configure-compile-run is not a way. In such a case a
>> reasonably simple, yet standartized and wide known language should be
>> implemented. What such language may be?
>>  R(4/5/6)RS ?
>>  EcmaScript ?
>>  Some other ?
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