The future of Haskell discussion

Mark Carroll
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 13:14:07 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, S. Alexander Jacobson wrote:
> As such, I would like to see a focus on making Haskell great for web
> application and web service development.  Some of the the pieces required
> are application level, some are libraries, and some are language features.
> Here is my quick take:
> I know this is a lot of work, but it was what you get from Python, Perl,
> and Java.  If Haskell wants to compete in this arena, it needs to provide
> this level of service.  Also, I think a lot of these exist in pieces, so
> the real work is in compiling it all into a good usable package.  I am not

For what little it's worth, I'm encouraged just to see people talking like
this lately: such things would make a lot of difference in making me much
more comfortable about using Haskell for non-trivial commercial

-- Mark