[Haskell-cafe] Market Place for Haskell development teams?
John A. De Goes
john at n-brain.net
Fri Oct 2 11:04:54 EDT 2009
I'm not saying Haskell is unstable. I'm saying that the attitude
expressed in the following quote is at odds with the needs of business:
"And as far as something like dealing with a changing language and
libraries, the mainstream already has well-established and popular
techniques for doing just: agile development."
John A. De Goes
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On Oct 2, 2009, at 9:03 AM, minh thu wrote:
> 2009/10/2 John A. De Goes <john at n-brain.net>:
>> On Oct 1, 2009, at 12:13 AM, Curt Sampson wrote:
>>> And as far as something like dealing with a changing language and
>>> libraries, the mainstream already has well-established and popular
>>> techniques for doing just: agile development.
>> A project manager's worst nightmare:
>> "Sorry boss, but we're just not going to be able to meet that
>> because, well, a language extension we were using was dropped from
>> language, and the syntax for some core operators was changed. Not
>> only is
>> our code broken, but many of the libraries we were using are
>> broken. Don't
>> worry, though, we're 'agile', so our unit tests will tell us when
>> our code
>> is working again."
>> Big business demands stability.
> Of course, the haskell community is that immature. People keep
> dropping extensions without a thought for potential problems. And the
> package versioning policy is just a joke written for next april fools
> day. Sorry for the spoiler.
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