The .NET API patent, mono, and GNOME
Posted Jan 26, 2006 20:44 UTC (Thu) by renox
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-I don't know Haskell but if I remember well, it doesn't have a debugger, which is a big minus.
Also I also remember a guy who tried to make a poker server in Haskell and found it easier to use Erlang.
-Many people dislike Lisp due to its syntax.
-On a more personal case: I've tried to learn Ocaml and finally rejected it due to its syntax too. It's still easier on the eyes than Lisp, but apparently it's not gathering much momentum.. Maybe I'm not the only one to dislike its syntax.
-I don't know Mercury nor Erlang and I suppose many people don't either.
It's a bit like Pascal variants, there are some many different functionnal language that none is gathering steam, so it goes nowhere.
On a side note, Scala seems nice (never used it though), that's the first functionnal language I've read about that has a syntax which doesn't suck IMHO (it's not necessarily the first of course, I don't claim to know each functionnal language).
But Scala is too new to base a framework like GNOME on it..
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