[Haskell-cafe] who's in charge?

Günther Schmidt gue.schmidt at web.de
Fri Oct 29 05:05:31 EDT 2010

Hi aditya,

thanks for the tip. No, I must admit a deal breaker it is not, giving 
all the advantages of haskell on the one hand I think I'd be able to 
life with something half baked.


Am 29.10.10 06:53, schrieb aditya siram:
> 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.
> -deech
> [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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