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Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
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Date: 2004-04-08 (13:57)
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 04:31:01PM -0700, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> >saw one poster on haskell group call it a science
> >project. I agree. The Haskell is nibbling around the
> >edges but not providing industrial-strength libraries,
> 	I'm not so sure, there seems to be a lot here:
> 	http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/libraries/index.html

Actually, much of what is there are just basics that you'd find anywhere
-- directory scanning, etc.  Though it does seem to have better support
for POSIX libraries than OCaml (which is a sad commentary itself).

Things that are notably missing from Haskell, judging by that list, include:

 * Generic URL handling and HTTP client libraries
 * POP
 * Databases of any sort
 * XML and XML-RPC
 * E-mail/MIME parsing (another huge problem right there)
 * Thread support
 * Curses

Compare that to, for instance:


You'll see even more there, including MacOS resource forks, audio
support, etc.  Not to mention the huge Python add-on community or the
even larger Perl one.

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