[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell interface file (.hi) format?
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 10:30:42 EST 2007
Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 05:45:48AM +0100, Tomasz Zielonka wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 08:55:51AM +0000, Neil Mitchell wrote:
>>>> Prelude> :b Control.Concurrent.MVar
>>>> module 'Control.Concurrent.MVar' is not interpreted
>>> :b now defaults to :breakpoint, you want :browse
>> That's a questionable decision, IMO:
>> - it changes behavior
>> - I expect :browse to be used more often, so it deserves the sort
>> :b version (:bro is not that short)
>> On the other hand, this change can have an (unintended?) feature
>> advertising effect ;-)
> It's not a decision at all. :b is the first command starting with b,
> which was browse yesterday, is breakpoint today, and tomorrow will be
> something you've never heard of.
Well, it wasn't quite that accidental. I noticed that :b had changed, made
a unilateral decision that :breakpoint was likely to be typed more often
than :browse, and decided to leave it that way.
> It's inherently fragile, and shouldn't
> be relied on in scripts - and if :b does anything funny, spell out the
FWIW, I wish we'd never implemented the "first prefix" match behaviour,
unextensible as it is. We could change it for 6.10...
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