[Haskell-cafe] Portability of libraries.
cjs at starling-software.com
Wed Sep 30 21:45:12 EDT 2009
On 2009-09-30 07:16 -0600 (Wed), John A. De Goes wrote:
> The cross-platform features have been extremely important to the success
> of Java....
> Moreover, the importance of cross-platform libraries on the Java
> platform is evinced by the fact that developers of major native
> libraries _always_ make their libraries cross-platform....
Hm. It is interesting to note, then, that Ruby, which has worse
cross-platform support than Haskell, is yet still quite popular,
orders of magnitude more so than Haskell.
So while that portability may have helped Java, it doesn't seem required
to become popular.
 I've ported a fair amount of both Ruby and Haskell code from Unix
to Windows, so I think I have a pretty good handle on the the relative
portability of both.
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