[Haskell-cafe] Cabal failures...

Gregory Guthrie guthrie at mum.edu
Tue Nov 20 23:37:29 CET 2012

No; the first sentence says that someone else had reported that testing on Windows was hard to do because of (a perceived) lack of access to Windows by Haskell developers... The implication is that Haskell developers (only/mainly) use *nix.
I commented that if true this lack of Windows testing could limit the availability of Haskell to the largest market share of users.

> Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Cabal failures...
> To: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
> 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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