[Haskell-cafe] Cabal failures...

Darren Grant therealkludgy at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 02:28:43 CET 2012

Why not? Either way, I am chiming in as a programmer of many years. Unless
using osx I stick with windows to avoid half-day forays into nettling
technical issues that are not related to the work I am paid to perform. I
would love for Haskell to work better there.
On Nov 20, 2012 5:21 PM, "Johan Tibell" <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM, Albert Y. C. Lai <trebla at vex.net> wrote:
>> On 12-11-20 05:37 PM, Gregory Guthrie wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Clearly, since >90% of computers have Windows, it should be trivial to
>> find one to test on, if a programmer wants to. Surely every programmer is
>> surrounded by Windows-using family and friends? (Perhaps to the
>> programmer's dismay, too, because the perpetual "I've got a virus again,
>> can you help?" is so annoying?) We are not talking about BeOS.
>> Therefore, if programmers do not test on Windows, it is because they do
>> not want to.
> This logic is flawed. More than 90% of computers having Windows doesn't
> imply that 90% of all computers in a given household runs Windows. What's
> the probability that your household has a Windows computer if you're a
> programmer that don't live with your parents? What if that programmer is an
> open source contributor. Surely not 90%.
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