[Haskell-cafe] Haskell development in Mac OS X after Gatekeeper

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Wed Feb 22 16:14:48 CET 2012

> I think, Apple has made their stance quite clear by releasing the
> command line dev tools:

I'm not sure what you mean by that, but looking at the history of Apple
devices, especially the recent history with iPad, iPhone, etc... it's
pretty clear to me where this is headed: keep as tight a control on the
machine as possible without alienating too many users.

As time passes, the average users become accustomed to the idea that
they shouldn't actually control their own device, which allows
tightening the control yet a bit more.

Cryptography and formal methods will eventually make it provably
difficult to use your own device in any way other than the one
Apple intended.


PS: Of course, Apple is not the only company aiming for that, it's just
the one leading the way.

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