Overloaded record fields for 8.2?

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Mon Jan 30 17:09:39 UTC 2017

Adam Gundry <adam at well-typed.com> writes:

> Hi Ben, devs,
> I'd like to propose that we merge my latest ORF patch
> (https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2708) for 8.2 (modulo any code review
> improvements, of course). The corresponding proposal discussion
> (https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/pull/6) seems to have
> reached a broad consensus. But it's not clear to me if some kind of
> final approval from the GHC committee is needed, or how to obtain that.
The committee is indeed looking at it.

> This patch makes breaking changes to the experimental OverloadedLabels
> extension, and I think it would be good to make those quickly rather
> than having another release with the "old" version. Moreover, the work
> has been in progress for a long time, so it would be great to see it
> finally make it into a GHC release.
Agreed, it would be great to have this finally see the light of day.

> Any objections?
Pending committee review this sounds good to me. There are still a few
other large patches that need to be merged for 8.2, so we have a little
bit of time.


- Ben

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