[Haskell-cafe] Gitter Haskell Community

William Yager will.yager at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 16:40:52 UTC 2016

What are the advantages of this over the #haskell IRC on freenode? It's
very active, usually with over 1500 nicks at any given time.

I generally prefer IRC to any of these hip web chat solutions because IRC
is client-agnostic and very rugged against companies folding or deciding
they don't want to host a project any more. Basically the only way to kill
an IRC channel is through social attrition, whereas any social value built
up in hosted chat services might disappear overnight.

The one major advantage of hosted chats over IRC is that they work better
with mobile users, but I don't think that's very relevant for haskell dev.


On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 7:34 AM, Ben Spencer <ben.richard.spencer at me.com>
> Why Gitter you might ask?
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