[Haskell-cafe] Project postmortem II /Haskell vs. Erlang/
joelr1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 18:12:31 EST 2006
Please see this post for an extended reply:
On Dec 29, 2005, at 8:22 AM, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> | Using Haskell for this networking app forced me to focus on all the
> | issues _but_ the business logic. Type constraints, binary IO and
> | serialization, minimizing memory use and fighting laziness, timers,
> | tweaking concurrency and setting up message channels, you name it.
> That's a disappointing result. Mostly I think Haskell lets you
> precisely focus on the logic of your program, because lots else is
> care of behind the scenes. You found precisely the reverse.
> It'd be interesting to understand which of these issues are
> - language issues
> - library issues
> - compiler/run-time issues
> My (ill-informed) hypothesis is that better libraries would have
> much of your problems. A good example is a fast, generic
> If you felt able (sometime) to distil your experience under headings
> like the above, only more concretely and precisely, I think it might
> help to motivate Haskellers to start solving them.
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