[tahoe-dev] Against DARCS

Raoul Duke raould at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 21:35:02 UTC 2010


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 2:31 PM, James A. Donald <jamesd at echeque.com> wrote:
> Darcs is written in the obscure boutique language Haskel.  Haskel is a very
> high level language, which means that you specify problems at a level higher
> than the precise algorithm, which means that Haskel may implement an
> exponential or high order polynomial time or storage space algorithm, which
> runs fine on toy academic and test tasks, but never completes on real world
> tasks.
>
> Such very high level languages will never produce usable software unless
> they report the order of the algorithm.

ok, this is getting off-topic, but that must be a different Haskell
than i was previously aware of :-)



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