[Haskell-cafe] What's the deal with Clean?
ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Wed Nov 4 00:04:28 EST 2009
On Nov 4, 2009, at 9:30 AM, Deniz Dogan wrote:
> So what's the deal with Clean? Why is it preferable to Haskell? Why
> is it not?
(2) If you are a Windows developer, the fact that Windows is the primary
platform and others (even Mac OS, which is historically ironic) are
second- (or in the case of Solaris) third-class citizens.
(3) Did I mention speed?
(4) It comes with its own IDE. I don't think it can do anything much
Haskell tools can't do, but if you don't like looking for things,
(5) Plus of course there's speed.
(6) They're working on a Haskell front end, so you won't actually have
choose. (Anyone doing a Clean front end for Haskell?)
(7) Haskell now has bang-patterns so you can specify (a bound on)
strictness when you declare a function. But that's not in
(8) As a result of this, speed is a bit more "declarative" than adding
$! in strange places.
(9) There's a theorem prover for Clean, called Sparkle.
Sadly, it's Windows-only, but we all know what most computers on
planet run, don't we? (It's probably Symbian, actually.)
(10) And finally, of course, there's speed. Did I mention that?
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