[Haskell-cafe] Non-technical Haskell question
jules at jellybean.co.uk
Fri Dec 3 02:33:20 EST 2004
On 3 Dec 2004, at 03:48, Jason Bailey wrote:
> As one of the "rank and file" and fairly new to Haskell (less then a
> month) I can tell you that there is a growing awareness of functional
> programming and that it offers different paradigms to work with.
That's good to hear.
> The documentation is sparse and confusing,
Agreed. The hierarchical library documentation is poor in many places.
> the "standard" libraries seem incomplete
Compared to perl or java? Yes, absolutely. Perl and Java both have
enormous libraries of software available, and both have taken years and
years to reach the current state. Compared to C/C++ (which are both
popular 'real world' languages, of course) I think haskell isn't doing
> and how complitaion and linking is handled feels antiquated.
Can you be more specific here?
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