[Haskell-cafe] The Lisp Curse

Julian Porter julian.porter at porternet.org
Thu May 19 23:30:27 CEST 2011

>  ultimately the ideal is to end up with one library that solves the problem well, which everybody can use.
 Nonsense.  One library that everyone can use with either end up being so small in functionality that it's actually useless, or so general that either it requires tons and tons of boilerplate just to use it at all, or it's really about eight libraries rolled into one and so impossible to find your way around.  Whichever, it's not good.  The sweet spot is at the point of maximum tension between generality and simplicity.

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