[arch-general] Re: pacman new generation

Nicolas Sebrecht nsebrecht at piing.fr
Tue Nov 22 11:00:10 EST 2011

The 22/11/11, Taylor Hedberg wrote:

> Maybe not, but the person I was replying to was making the specific
> argument that higher-level languages like Haskell would be more suitable
> for a tool like pacman because a larger number of people would be able
> to contribute. I was simply pointing out the fact that that is certainly
> not the case for Haskell in particular.
> I don't think popularity is irrelevant, either, assuming you are
> interested in increasing the volume of contributions to your project. If
> you pick a relatively obscure language to work in, you are just creating
> another barrier that makes it harder for new people to become acquainted
> with the codebase.

Here is a very good resume of this aspect of the discussion and we fully
agree, here.

Nicolas Sebrecht

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