[Haskell-cafe] Cabal failures...
Albert Y. C. Lai
trebla at vex.net
Tue Nov 20 17:51:01 CET 2012
On 12-11-20 08:48 AM, Gregory Guthrie wrote:
> It was also interesting to note a comment that most developers don't have access to a Windows machine for testing. With Windows at >90% of the computing market (Linux = 1.6%), this seems like a problem which might limit growth of Haskell usage. Just an observation. :-)
There is a paradox in that sentence.
The first sentence says, most developers don't have access to Windows
machines for testing. But they have access to Linux machines. Then
Windows machines must be a scarcity compared to Linux machines, no? So
scarce, you even have difficulty borrowing or renting.
Then the next sentence says, the scarcity is the other way round, Linux
machines are scarce, Windows machines are abundant. OK, so why is it so
hard to access something abundant, and so easy to access something scarce?
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