When perfect all-encompassing systems get the rug pulled out from under them...

Submitted by metaperl on Sun, 07/16/2006 - 1:31pm.

So I'm here at home, pissed. I really want to crank out a website, but dont want to be limited to generating HTML. Some website generators produce PDF files. And some allow for adding validation. And some allow for tagging of document parts so that you can re-navigate the documented based on some combination of tags. And unfortunately, the perfect document system was written before the web came out: LaTeX.

So LaTeX's idea of device independant did not include the web device. And that excellent system of document references, BibTeX did not include any concept of hypertext media types.

Sigh.

And now we get to Haskell. Is it the perfect language for building websites automatically? If so, then why is this site done in Drupal instead of in Haskell?

Submitted by itkovian on Tue, 07/25/2006 - 2:05am.

Because the Drupal framework already exists. Shae looked at reformulating the drupal stuff in Haskell and he thought is wasn't too hard, so we just need somebody to do it.

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