[Template-haskell] TH stability and support
simonpj at microsoft.com
Mon Nov 17 09:30:03 EST 2003
The broad outlines of TH are stable, but there are likely to be changes.
For example, the details of the data type representing Haskell terms
might change. But I don't think anything significant will disappear --
new stuff may well appear.
Yes, we do plan to support TH in GHC for the foreseeable future.
As to other implementations, remember the economics of compilers. All
Haskell implementations are built and maintained by volunteers. Within
the effort budget we can individually afford, we each adjust our
priorities based in part on what our users want. If lots and lots of
people start using TH and ask for it in (say) Hugs, that'll make it more
likely that it'll get done. But it's not a small feature to add, so I
wouldn't plan on it any time soon.
| -----Original Message-----
| From: template-haskell-bounces at haskell.org
[mailto:template-haskell-bounces at haskell.org] On
| Behalf Of Wolfgang Jeltsch
| Sent: 15 November 2003 13:46
| To: Template Haskell Mailing List
| Subject: [Template-haskell] TH stability and support
| is Template Haskell likely to be implemented in Hugs and/or NHC in the
| future? I think, TH could be very useful for me but actually I don't
| restrict myself to a certain compiler/interpreter. Can I be sure that
| continue to be supported by GHC?
| I addition, I'd like to know if TH is rather stable now or if its
| will make bigger changes in the future.
| Ciao, Wolfgang
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