[Haskell-cafe] Re: A rant against the blurb on the Haskell front page

wren ng thornton wren at freegeek.org
Sat Oct 16 20:05:44 EDT 2010

On 10/16/10 11:22 AM, Ben Franksen wrote:
> Much better. Though I *do* think mentioning the main implementations and
> their qualities is a good thing to o, right after this:
> "[...]The most
> important Haskell implementation, ghc [like to ghc page], has served as a
> test bed for practical application of cutting egde research into the
> language as well as its compilation to efficiently executable code."

Objection to calling GHC the most "important". The most mature, most 
fully featured, most common, or even the standard implementation,, sure. 
But saying GHC is more important than the rest implies that (among 
others) the work on JHC and UHC is "unimportant". To the contrary, I 
think JHC and UHC are, perhaps, more important than GHC precisely 
because they are treading new waters that the standard implementation 
cannot afford to explore.

Live well,

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