[ghc-steering-committee] #371: Stop treating ~ magically. Rec: weak accept

Richard Eisenberg rae at richarde.dev
Mon May 10 16:33:34 UTC 2021

It sounds like we have enough support here to declare this accepted. I will do so now.

Thanks, all!

> On May 10, 2021, at 1:57 AM, Spiwack, Arnaud <arnaud.spiwack at tweag.io> wrote:
> It's not a very concrete statement. I'll have to trust you on this.
> I guess that if `~` doesn't get special parsing rules then it's an overridable name. This is good. And everything which can simplify the parser is welcome. So let me vote: aye.
> On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 2:16 PM Richard Eisenberg <rae at richarde.dev <mailto:rae at richarde.dev>> wrote:
>> On Mar 31, 2021, at 10:29 AM, Spiwack, Arnaud <arnaud.spiwack at tweag.io <mailto:arnaud.spiwack at tweag.io>> wrote:
>> Those of us who have been involved in the parts of the compiler that are touched here: do you think this is a worthwhile simplification?
> Yes, I think so. Every special widget in the language takes custom support, and this removes one. The implementation of `~` will still be somewhat special, but there's no reason the parsing, etc., needs to be.
> Richard

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