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Re: [Debian-haskell] Activity?

Joachim Breitner wrote:

> Not that there is much more traffic, but we have moved to
> debian-haskell@lists.debian.org by now, please reply to that list.
> Where did you read the old mailing list?

I googled for "debian haskell mailing list". The other list was the
first hit.

> > As a long term user of Ocaml and a relatively new user of Haskell
> > I find the packaging of Ocaml tools and libraries on Debian far
> > superior to that of Haskell.
> Can you be more specific? What are the Ocaml people doing better in your
> opinion?

My initial impression was that the Ocaml compilers and libraries in
Debian were much more recent than the Haskell compilers and libraries.

For instance, the current Ocaml compiler in Debian is far more recent
that the Haskell one. I've only been using Haskell for a couple of
weeks now and have already been hit with missing libraries and packages
(bytestring, cabal) and the inability to compile code I find on the  
net because it requires a more recent compiler (DDC).

By way of contrast, in four years of using Ocaml I can only think of
two instances when  a library  I wanted to use wasn't already packaged.

It may ve that this is due to the faster pace of Haskell development
which means that the Ocaml people have an easier time of keeping up.

Erik de Castro Lopo
"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
 Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
 by definition, not smart enough to debug it."
-- Brian Kernighan

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