Back-porting pattern synonym type signature syntax for GHC 7.8.4 [Re: ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.8.4 Release Candidate 1]
Simon Peyton Jones
simonpj at microsoft.com
Mon Dec 1 21:43:41 UTC 2014
The issue is not so much timing for 7.8.4 (it's a modes change to pretty-printing only) but rather that it would make 7.8.4 behave differently to 7.8.3 (although similarly to 7.10). We typically do not do that. And the same would be true of 7.8.5.
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Gabor Greif [mailto:ggreif at gmail.com]
| Sent: 01 December 2014 15:53
| To: Dr. ERDI Gergo
| Cc: Simon Peyton Jones; ghc-devs at haskell.org
| Subject: Re: Back-porting pattern synonym type signature syntax for GHC
| 7.8.4 [Re: ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.8.4 Release Candidate 1]
| even if it might be too late for 7.8.4, don't give up hope for 7.8.5 :-)
| On 11/29/14, Dr. ERDI Gergo <gergo at erdi.hu> wrote:
| > On Wed, 26 Nov 2014, Simon Peyton Jones wrote:
| >> My instinct is that (a)-(c) overwhelm (d); i.e. let sleeping dogs lie.
| >> But what do others think?
| > Just to give an idea of how limited the scope of this change would be,
| > I've went and implemented it, on the 'wip/pattern-synonym-sig-backport'
| > branch (of both GHC and Haddock).
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