Extensible Records

Seth Kurtzberg seth at cql.com
Sat Nov 10 18:59:52 EST 2007

I misread it as 6.1.  Sorry about that.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan O'Rear [mailto:stefanor at cox.net] 
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 6:55 PM
To: Seth Kurtzberg
Cc: 'Voldermort'; glasgow-haskell-users at haskell.org
Subject: Re: Extensible Records

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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