Non-H98 crusade, contd.
k.schupke at imperial.ac.uk
Sat Feb 26 08:43:03 EST 2005
Isn't H98 a bit old now... Surely some of the common extensions are well
known and useful enough to be standardised... I read somewhere the
Haskell standards commitee has been dispanded - and that the consensus
of implementers would replace it. Surely all that has to happen is the
ghc, hugs, nhc, (and others) get together and recognise some extensions
(say multi-parameter types, fundeps) as
compliant to Haskell-2005 and we have an updated standard?
Sven Panne wrote:
> Apart from the recent Monoid problems, I'm a bit concerned about the
> ReadP creeping into some modules, making them non-H98. This affects
> e.g. Cabal and
> even something as simple as System.Info (which incorrectly claims that
> is portable).
> IMHO we should really keep at least those portable, even if this would
> involve a
> little bit more work. Is local universal quantification really needed
> for those
> simple parsing tasks? It looks a bit like overkill here...
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