Extensible Records

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Sat Nov 10 18:54:51 EST 2007

On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 06:35:34PM -0500, Seth Kurtzberg wrote:
> Is there any chance of seeing extensible records in GHC 6.10? There seems to
> be widespread agreement that the current 
> situation is unacceptable, but the official GHC policy is that there are too
> many good ideas to choose from - so nothing 
> gets done! I hence humble propose that
> http://www.cs.uu.nl/~daan/download/papers/scopedlabels.pdf be adapted to
> GHC. In 
> my naivete, I assume that porting an existing implementation would be much
> easier than starting from scratch. Is this 
> reasonable?
> N.B. I am aware that GHC has limited resources - many thanks to Simon &
> Simon and all other contributors either way.

I second this request.  Yes, I know you *could* do something in a
library; but it's MUCH nicer as a built-in feature.  Sadly.

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