[Haskell-cafe] Python's big challenges, Haskell's big advantages?
jason.dusek at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 23:14:09 EDT 2008
Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > What does Haskell have to say about cloud computing?
> I'm not sure cloud computing is well-enough defined to say
> anything yet.
That is fair -- having something to say about cloud computing
is essentially having a grand vision. I only ask because it
was touched on in the original message.
> ...we're talking about JSON, online db services like Amazon
> bindings, HAppS nodes, et al. For which Haskell's perfectly
Do HAppS nodes really function as nodes in a larger system?
Does HAppS function as a "cluster application server"?
> Now, maybe there's some nice abstractions waiting to be
> found though...
Conventionally, it is argued that the abstraction of choice is
message passing; but that isn't going to take you anywhere
near having a web page that people can see twice without some
I would like to say that distributed version control is that
abstraction -- that branches with a main trunk are a model for
resources that is compatible with dirty-write as well as
consistent read. However, as systems become more desirable
from a maintenance point of view -- self-healing, easily
expandable, fault tolerant -- it becomes ever more difficult
to get the transactionality you need to have a main trunk.
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