ICFP 2009 paper on Haskell in the Real World

Here's a good paper on using Haskell to write a commercial application. The authors are practical commercial programmers who tried Haskell to see if it was a more effective language than Ruby:

Experience Report: Haskell in the “Real World”
Writing a Commercial Application in a Lazy Functional Language


Of special interest is the "Problems and Disadvantages" section. It seems that space leaks which are a continuing source of trouble in the authors' application.

Reading this paper reminds me of Tenerife Skunkworks Haskell vs Erlang Reloaded. In that experiment a developer found that Erlang was much better than Haskell for real-time programming.

Comments

Don Stewart said…
"It seems that space leaks which are
a continuing source of trouble in the authors' application"

Actually, Curt says that he just used the profiling tools early on, and doesn't have a problem. He would like to say more SMP parallel profiling tools for debugging parallel code, but that's a separate issue.

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