[Haskell-cafe] Updating the Haskell Standard

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worcester.oxford.ac.uk
Fri Jul 22 21:30:41 EDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 15:36 +0200, Sebastian Sylvan wrote:

> Haskell is beautiful, but it does have its warts. A Haskell 2.0 could
> incorporate some non-backwards-compatible changes which would make
> things a bit nicer.
> There are tons of useful extensions in GHC which should be included.
> >From my perspective, someone who rarely uses the more exotic
> extensions, the two main warts is the module system (I would like to
> be able to "re-export modules qualified", so the user could import
> MyGraphicsLib and then have access to, say, Button.new and
> Window.close which would normally reside under MyGraphicsLib.Button
> and MyGraphicsLib.Window)

This has been discussed on the libraries list once or twice with a rough
consensus but without any further detailed analysis to make sure it
really works. It doesn't look as though it's a backwards incompatible
change however which is nice.


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