[Haskell-cafe] [haskell-cafe] Some reflections on Haskell

Bardur Arantsson spam at scientician.net
Tue Feb 14 17:41:27 CET 2012

On 02/14/2012 04:13 PM, Doug McIlroy wrote:
> Nevertheless, I share Jardine's concern about the central problem.
> It is hard to find one's way in this ecosystem.  It needn't be,
> as Java illustrates.

As a professional Java developer this sounds really strange, but maybe I 
just haven't found it yet.

Do you mean to suggest that it's easy to choose between e.g. Spring, 
Guice, etc., the umpteen OSGi containers, the several logging 
frameworks, etc. etc. etc.?

>  To my mind Java's great contribution to theworld is its library index--light years ahead of typical
> "documentation" one finds at haskell.org, which lacks the guiding
> hand of a flesh-and-blood librarian.  In this matter, it
> seems, industrial curation can achieve clarity more easily than
> open source.

Which library index? If you're talking about API documentation, then I 
must confess that I much prefer the Hackage docs.

I'm *really* confused by your post and really can't recognize the Java 
you're talking about.

Can you give us pointers to concrete examples?

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