[Haskell-cafe] who's in charge?

aditya siram aditya.siram at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 00:53:28 EDT 2010

I understand your frustration at not having free tested libs ready-to-go,
Java/any-other-mainstream-language programmers tend to expect this and
usually get it.

If a lack of libs is a dealbreaker for you and you want to use a functional
programming language with some of Haskell's advantages (like immutability,
lazy data structures and STM) I encourage you to check out Clojure [1] a
nicely designed Lisp. It is tightly integrated in to the JVM and you have
access to all the Java libs you want.


[1] http://clojure.org/

2010/10/27 Günther Schmidt <gue.schmidt at web.de>

> Hi Malcolm,
> well if I would like to point out that, for instance, Haskell exists for a
> lot more than 10 years now, and that, while the language per se rocks, and
> there are cool tools (cabal) and libraries (list, Set, Map), there still
> isn't even a mail client library, I wonder whom to escalate this to, and who
> is going to do something about it.
> I understand some parties wish to avoid success at all costs, while others,
> commercial users, benefit from the edge haskell gives them already and which
> probably can help themselves in case of, again, for instance a missing mail
> client library.
> And then there is the ones like me, which also want to benefit from the
> edge Haskell gives them over users of other languages and want to develop
> Real World Apps and who cannot easily help themselves in case of a missing
> mail client library.
> So while there are many aspects of the future of haskell, who effectively
> is it that steers the boat?
> Günther
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