[Haskell-cafe] who's in charge?
pumpkingod at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 11:56:09 EDT 2010
> As we are 10+ years now still without one of the most essential libraries
> any programming language needs I guess it's not that easy.
I don't even know how to respond to that.
As people have said before, libraries in almost all languages are a free for
all. People write libraries that they need, and if they are generous (or
sadistic, in some cases), they release them to the general public under
varying sorts of licenses. Members of other communities have needed mail
libraries, so those communities have mail libraries. Assuming for a moment
that Haskell doesn't have mail libraries (which Michael Snoyman appears to
disprove in more than one reply to you), that simply means that Haskell
developers have not needed mail libraries yet. It's not a failing of the
language nor is it a failing of the community. It reflects the different
kinds of people who program in different languages.
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