[Haskell-cafe] records proposals list

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Mon Nov 21 14:36:00 EST 2005

On Sat, 19 Nov 2005, David Roundy wrote:

> 1. Field namespace issue:
> Field names should not need to be globally unique.  In Haskell 98, they
> share the function namespace, and must be unique.  We either need to make
> them *not* share the function namespace (which means no getters as
> functions), or somehow stick the field labels into classes.

I found that problem more annoying when starting with Haskell. But since I 
do now try to define only one data type per module, equal field names 
don't collide so easy anymore. It remains the inconvenience that field 
names must be qualified with the module name rather than the record 
variable name.

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