[Haskell-cafe] [Haskell] GHC is a monopoly compiler

Michael Sloan mgsloan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 03:36:25 UTC 2016

And thank you for being a graceful moderator, Tom!  Much appreciated :)

I am going to step out of this thread to avoid any further
disgruntlement.  When opinions are this diametrically opposed and
emotions are running hot, it is best to spend some time away from the
discussion, and contemplate from whence eachother's viewpoints might

Peace and love!

On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 8:33 PM, Tom Murphy <amindfv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the graceful reply! So as not to think I'm singling anyone out, I
> should say the "hatchet job" comment above is also the kind of thing very
> few of us want to be part of our day-to-day conversation.
> Everyone makes mistakes, not a big thing! It's just important that, on
> average, when people come visit our corner of the internet the thing they
> see isn't people saying hurtful things to each other. When I started here I
> felt like I could ask a question and not be ridiculed for it. Others should
> have the same feeling when they come by.
> Thanks!
> Tom
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 12:24 PM, Michael Sloan <mgsloan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Fair point, my mistake, sorry.  I will try to tone it down and be a
>> more civil communicator.  To me equating the Haskell Platform with
>> python's batteries included approach is laughable, so I laughed.
>> I find Brandon's opinions on things to often be diametrically opposed
>> to my own, and this seems to be a cause of a great deal of contention.
>> -Michael
>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 8:20 PM, Tom Murphy <amindfv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Michael Sloan <mgsloan at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> LOL! Oh man, this guy must be pulling my leg... Haskell platform was
>> >> never a batteries included plan.  It was a plan for package
>> >> bureaucracy, mixed in with a broken installation approach.  Sorry, but
>> >> that was not a good enough attempt at emulating python's "batteries
>> >> included" . From https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0206/
>> >>
>> >
>> > The substance of your positions on packaging/HP aside, it has been 15
>> > hours
>> > since SPJ's email about having more respectful discussion in our
>> > community.
>> > Please speak with civility.
>> >
>> > Tom
>> >
>> >

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