[Haskell-cafe] Cabal failures...

Albert Y. C. Lai trebla at vex.net
Tue Nov 20 17:51:01 CET 2012

On 12-11-20 08:48 AM, Gregory Guthrie wrote:
> It was also  interesting to note a comment that most developers don't have access to a Windows machine for testing. With Windows at >90% of the computing market (Linux = 1.6%), this seems like a problem which might limit growth of Haskell usage. Just an observation. :-)

There is a paradox in that sentence.

The first sentence says, most developers don't have access to Windows 
machines for testing. But they have access to Linux machines. Then 
Windows machines must be a scarcity compared to Linux machines, no? So 
scarce, you even have difficulty borrowing or renting.

Then the next sentence says, the scarcity is the other way round, Linux 
machines are scarce, Windows machines are abundant. OK, so why is it so 
hard to access something abundant, and so easy to access something scarce?

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