Records in Haskell
ekmett at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 19:49:12 CET 2011
On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Wolfgang Jeltsch <g9ks157k at acme.softbase.org
> Am Montag, den 07.11.2011, 18:16 +0100 schrieb Claus Reinke:
> > > I am unsure which of this list of proposals you are referring to. The
> > > URL you quote is this
> > > http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime/wiki/FirstClassLabels
> > That sounds familiar, I think I wrote that when I was younger;-)
> > > but it doesn't seem to actually contain a design, merely some options
> > > for a design that is implicit.
> > Please note that this particular instance of FirstClassLabels was *not*
> > about record systems themselves (already a hopeless mess of proposals
> > and preferences back then), but about a feature that would help defining
> > record systems *in the language*.
> Indeed. And I think it is important to make implementing new record
> systems in the language easier. Each record system built into the
> language might lack some features that someone wants. So it would be
> good if one could come up with one’s own record system easily.
On the other hand, I would rather have one half-way decent record system
that doesn't try to do everything than a bunch of ad hoc incompatible ones.
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