[Haskell-cafe] Haskell 2014
david.feuer at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 14:25:19 UTC 2014
On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM, <ok at cs.otago.ac.nz> wrote:
> What counts for the development and growth of a programming
> language is the community behind it, and Haskell is blessed
> with some really amazing people.
Most of those amazing people care more about keeping the language growing
than about rigid adherence to a standard or complete backwards
> However, it remains true that some companies expect to
> outlive their suppliers, and that the existence of a
> standard gives them some confidence that avoiding things
> outside it will reduce their risks. That's all.
Since all Haskell implementations of any significance, historical or
otherwise, are open source, this is a red herring. If the GHC project dies,
anyone relying on GHC is free to continue development themselves.
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