suggestion: add a .ehs file type

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at
Thu Nov 22 11:04:17 EST 2007

| So, my suggestion is that in any case where the compiler currently
| suggests use of a particular pragma in an error message, it should
| instead turn that pragma on and produce a warning.

In the cases where the compiler makes that suggestion, yes what you suggest would be feasible I think.  But it would be patchy and ad hoc -- often the compiler would "do the right thing" (at least as you see it), but sometimes not.

Nevertheless, patchy and ad-hoc solutions are sometimes very convenient.  I certainly agree that messages of the form "bad programmer, you clearly meant X but you didn't *write* X; so go write X and then I'll compile your program" are tiresome.

Why not make it a feature request and try to get people to vote for it (by adding themselves to the cc list and/or adding comments)?


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