[Haskell-cafe] Most popular haskell applications

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 21:33:24 EDT 2010

On 6 November 2010 12:20, Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Ivan,
> Saturday, November 6, 2010, 4:05:38 AM, you wrote:
>> Possible candidates:
>> * GHC
>> * XMonad
>> * Darcs
> for me, darcs and ghc are programmer's instruments. xmonad is real
> application, having some utility outside of programmers community.
> i'm looking for utility of haskell for "real world". i know that it's
> used in-house (as in Deutsche Bank) or to build some solutions. what
> i'm looking for is shareware or so, things that are usually written with
> Delphi-class languages

At the moment, Haskell seems to be very developer-oriented, in that
its main usages are for custom applications to solve problems rather
than writing "consumer" software.

>> Of course, it's hard to tell: do people actually use those packages
>> once they've downloaded them?  How do you measure downloads when some
>> people use downstream binaries?
> for windows application download counter is good enough measure, at
> least while we compare one program with another. unfortunately, xmonad
> isn't a windows app :D

Here's _some_ indications of download counts for XMonad:

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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