[Haskell-cafe] Re: In-place modification
wchogg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 18:42:22 EDT 2007
On 7/10/07, Aaron Denney <wnoise at ofb.net> wrote:
> On 2007-07-10, Sebastian Sylvan <sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/07/07, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> >> Sebastian Sylvan wrote:
> >> > That might eliminate the concurrency imperative (for a while!), but
> >> > doesn't adress the productivity point. My hypothesis is this: People
> >> > don't like using unproductive tools, and if they don't have to, they
> >> > won't.
> >> >
> >> > When "the next mainstream language" comes along to "solve" the
> >> > concurrency problem (to some extent), it would seem highly likely
> >> > there will relatively soon be compilers for it for most embedded
> >> > devices too, so why would you make your life miserable with C in that
> >> > case (and cost your company X dollars due to inefficiency in the
> >> > process)?
> >> ...because only C works on bizzare and unusual hardware?
> > By what magic is this the case? Hardware automatically supports C
> > without the efforts of compiler-writers?
> No, of course not. But the most popular architectures support C with
> /much smaller/ efforts of compiler writers.
Now is this just because of the relative simplicity of C, because of a
larger amount of collective experience in writing C compilers, or something
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