[Haskell-cafe] Re: Module.T naming style

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Jul 15 05:56:37 EDT 2005

On 15 July 2005 09:48, Henning Thielemann wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Andrew Pimlott wrote:
>> 2) enshrining one-type-per-module in the naming convention is not IMO
>> justified, and may prove limiting;
> Other languages like Modula-3 and Oberon do it with great success. The
> limit in Haskell is that most compilers don't conform to the Haskell
> 98 report which allows mutually recursive modules. But I think the
> compilers should allow them instead of forcing users to put many type
> and class definitions into one module.

I hope you weren't including GHC in "most compilers" :-)  GHC's
implementation of mutually recursive modules is conformant with Haskell
98 (see Section 5.7).


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