[Haskell-cafe] The Lisp Curse

vagif.verdi at gmail.com vagif.verdi at gmail.com
Thu May 19 22:34:21 CEST 2011

Andrew, you are being non constructive.

You are saying "We" should.
Who "we", Andrew ? Who are you referring to ?
The developers who created those six different unicode libraries are not united 
under any umbrella you can call "we".

The reason those six libraries existis is NOT because some mysterious secret 
"we" commitee decided to have six incompatible libraries.

And the maintainers of hackage has better things to do than to police and make 
arbitrary decisions what should or should not be "allowed" to hackage.

Also hackage is NOT a standard library, just like SourceForge or Github is not 
a standard library. It's just a hosting for haskell libraries.

If you want someone tell you what to use, there's an effort in that direction: 
haskell platform. And their attitue is constructive. They don't demand that 
"we" (whoever that is) do or do not do something. They compile their own set 
of libraries and announce about their existence.

Go lobby them to include one blessed unicode library.

On Thursday, May 19, 2011 01:20:50 PM Andrew Coppin wrote:
> On 19/05/2011 08:39 PM, Stephen Tetley wrote:
> > Och Mr Coppin
> > 
> > Lisp is a fine language, but all "Lisp" essays you'll find on the
> > internet except Richard Gabriel's "Worse is Better" are absolute tosh.
> This wasn't an attempt to bash Lisp.
> This is about all those people who think having multiple libraries which
> only solve half the problem is somehow a "good thing".
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