[Haskell-cafe] Safe Haskell?

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Apr 27 08:29:48 UTC 2021

Tom Ellis <tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2017 at jaguarpaw.co.uk> writes:

> On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 05:50:37PM +0200, Joachim Durchholz wrote:
>> I just disagree with the idea that making syscall-level sandboxes has a
>> better ROI than making language checkers.
> I'm curious whether there's anyone in this thread who takes a
> different point of view, in absolute terms.
> The point of contention for me (and I would guess for others too) is
> whether meagre resources at our disposal should be put towards
> SafeHaskell and other Haskell-based language checkers, or we should
> just use what the (comparatively) large and experienced Linux, *BSD,
> etc.. developers are already providing and many users are already
> using for hardening efforts.

Surely the whole point of Haskell is that it does things
differently from other languages. Right from the beginning
static checks were valued over runtime ones, and I’m sad to see
that this aspect of the language seems to be undervalued these

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk

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