Module system, was Re: GHC source code improvement ideas

Brian Hulley brianh at
Sun Jan 6 22:01:18 EST 2008

Johannes Waldmann wrote:
> Brian Hulley wrote:
>> In the long term, Haskell needs a better module system IMHO [...] 
> I agree with the symptoms that were described, but I draw a different
> conclusion.
> We don't need to change the language - we need better tools (IDEs)
> that operate not at the textual level, but use the annotated syntax tree,
> including knowledge on fully qualified names and types.

Hi Johannes,
I agree that better tools would be a good thing, and could improve the 
programming experience considerably, but I still think that an improved 
module system design would be an orthogonal benefit.

Best regards, Brian.

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