New primitive types?

Michal Terepeta michal.terepeta at
Sun Aug 27 17:49:39 UTC 2017

> On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 2:28 AM Sylvain Henry <sylvain at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I also think we should do this but it has a lot of ramifications: contant
folding in Core, codegen, TH, etc.
> Also it will break codes that use primitive types directly, so maybe it's
worth a ghc proposal.

Ok, a short proposal sounds reasonable.

I don't think this would break a lot of code - based on a few searches
it seems that people don't really extract `Int#` from
`Int8/Int16/Int32` (similarly with words).
Or am I missing something?


PS. Sorry for slow reply - I was traveling.
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