ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.10.1 Release Candidate 1

Dominic Steinitz dominic at
Mon Dec 29 15:40:38 UTC 2014

I counted about 10 people (including me) who appear to be actively keen on it on reddit: I would guess there are others.

Dominic Steinitz
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On 29 Dec 2014, at 12:00, glasgow-haskell-users-request at wrote:

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> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:29:23 +0000
> From: Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj at>
> To: Kazu Yamamoto <kazu at>, "ghc-devs at"
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> | If I understand correctly, OverloadedRecordFields has not been merged
> | yet. Are there any chances to merge it into GHC 7.10.1?
> I'm afraid not.  The situation is that Adam has a fairly complete patch for overloaded record fields, but neither he nor I are happy with it. It makes some fairly complicated and pervasive changes, and feels like a sledgehammer to crack a nut. We'd scheduled for Adam to spend a day at MSR for us to work on it together, but Adam had to cancel.  We'll hopefully re-arrange.
> Meanwhile it'd be motivating to know who, if anyone, is actively keen on it.  Kazu is presumably one.  I expect there are others, but I couldn't list them.

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