[Haskell-cafe] Batteries included (Was: GHC is a monopoly compiler)

Joachim Durchholz jo at durchholz.org
Wed Sep 28 06:32:06 UTC 2016

Am 28.09.2016 um 07:47 schrieb MarLinn via Haskell-Cafe:
> The potential downside is
> that "powerlines at your fingertips" can lead to cases of "plug and fry
> (your brain)". But then why should the environment be dumbed down to
> low-voltage batteries when the high-voltage-network is part of what got
> it to where it is?

You already said it: Because people will fry their brain.

"Powerlines at your fingertips" doesn't apply to Haskell, that's C++ and 
(if you will) C as well.
Haskell is more like household AC: All the power that you need on a 
day-to-day basis, but carefully shielded, safeguarded and geared towards 
useful work instead of fry-your-brain accidents. You can disable the 
safeguards (UnsafeIO) and you better know what you're doing, though it's 
still not a case of nasal demons.

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