[Hugs-users] Record puns, time for removal?

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Mon Oct 30 07:11:23 EST 2006

| There was some discussion on the haskell' list about bring back
| record puns, which were once in ghc.
| Record punning would have been very helpful on one of my recent
| projects, where I had some large arrays of statically initialized
| records.
| The longFieldSelectorNamesToAvoidNamespaceClashes are just
| noise is such a case.

I always thought it was a mistake to remove record puns in H98.  I would
not be against re-introducing them into GHC, since they appear to remain
in Hugs and are in Yhc.


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