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Re: Emacs 26.1 release branch created

From: Alexis
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 release branch created
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:25:22 +1000
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Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:

Alexis <address@hidden> writes:

For those thinking "But Haskell is just an academic
programming language!", see:


It seems to me that that page is not what you think.

It seems to me to be a page of organisations and individuals that have an interest in using Haskell in a commercial setting. But i guess the argument could be made: "They might be /interested/ in doing so, but
that doesn't mean they're /actually/ doing so." Okay:


And in terms of writing an /editor/ in a mutability-discouraging
context, there's Yi:


i'm only linking to these things to demonstrate that it's possible to write 'real-world' software in a context where global mutable state is
discouraged, in order to counter the idea that such an approach is
/necessarily/ impractical. That's all; nothing more than that. Richard has said that the GNU Project does not accept the premise that side
effects are bad, and i respect that position.

I like the idea of immutability but...

Why would we want to?


... this is the poorest and most ridiculous defense of immutability I've ever read. It makes me think that the author does not understand what it is about. But then I realized that the article is just a silly
advert for some product sold by the author.

Please do not spam this mailing list.

Okay, i'm sorry. i'll be much more careful about any links i post in the


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