Tim Sweeney talks about Haskell
robdockins at fastmail.fm
Fri Feb 3 13:30:48 EST 2006
Somewhat apropos. The following recent post on LtU links to some
slides by Tim Sweeney (Epic Games) wherein he discusses things he
does and doesn't like about Haskell.
== Positive on ST (implies need for rank 2 types)
== Positive on Concurrency and STM
== Positive on list comprehension (but would like to see array
== Positive on declarative initialization
== Wants static type guarantees about integer overflow, array bounds
== Wants a good, safe way to do dynamic casts
== Not happy with runtime cost of lazy evaluation, suggests
== Claims "purely functional is the right default"!
== Doesn't like the syntax
== Claims there are problems with programming in the large (see
Anyway, some further fuel for the fire.
There is a link to PDF of the slides a couple of posts down...
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