[Haskell-cafe] Records

Sven Panne Sven.Panne at aedion.de
Tue Nov 22 13:42:48 EST 2005

Am Dienstag, 22. November 2005 19:30 schrieb Greg Woodhouse:
> To be honest, I haven't followed the entire records thread (at least
> not yet), but I don't know that it's fair to say that we've been
> focusing entirely (or nearly so) on lexical issues. I'll grant you that
> there's an awful lot of that going on, but unless I'm missin something
> obvious, support for a record data type isn't even a purely syntactic
> issue. [...]

I definitely didn't want to offend anybody, and I'm sure that there have been 
quite a few good (non-syntactical) proposals, but to be honest: They vanished 
in a sea of syntactic discussions, at least for me, and I couldn't follow the 
whole thread closely due to a lack of time. Hopefully somebody writes up the 
relevant points and proposals in a condensed form...

As an aside, such heated syntactical discussions come up at least once a year 
on the Haskell lists for almost a decade now, and I think it is a good time 
to remind people about the "law" then... :-)


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