Generics -- Discussions about a common Generics Library for Haskell

 

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Generic programming has been around for more than 10 years now. We think a lot of progress has been made in the last decade. As an example, there are more than 10 proposals for libraries or language extensions only for Haskell.

The success of generic programming has also caused a problem: although generic programming has been applied in several applications, it lacks actual users for
real-life projects. This is understandable: choosing a particular approach to generic programming for a real-life project is rather risky: few approaches that have been developed over the last decade are still supported, and there is
a high risk that the chosen approach will not be supported anymore, or that at least its interface will change in an incompatible way in a couple of years time.

The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the design of a common library for generic programming in Haskell, for which we can promise continuing support
for at least the coming five years ...

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Generics Archives.

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