Re: The thirst for the same old "it's better" slogan cannot be quenched
Someone at reddit writes regarding Why your F# evangelism isn't working and this raises an interesting point:
... Another example of this was Microsoft's .Net platform and C# when it first appeared. MS was pushing .Net like no tomorrow and convinced the pragmatists that .Net was the way forward on the Windows platform instead of Java, and of course Mono worked out very well for them because they could point to it as an independent cross-platform implementation.
The problem is MS is not doing the same thing today: they're not pushing F# as the way forward in programming .Net like Apple is Swift. They're afraid to cannibalise the C# business despite the pain points like concurrency and high ceremony/boilerplate. When Microsoft speaks, the pragmatist herd listens.
Today, F#'s biggest competitor is not Haskell or OCaml or whatever, but rather C#.
Oh, Miggy. Now I understand.