[Haskell-cafe] Re: Interest in helping w/ Haskell standard

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 04:17:35 EDT 2005

> As someone who is not an academic researcher and not a student in CS,
> I would like to express a personal opinion; we don't need a new
> standard.
Maybe you just don't realise how much we do need a new standard!

> standard. To me, Haskell needs more libraries, more users (which
> means more debugging and more documentations),
Without a standard that everyone uses, debuggers and implementations
are useless.

> course more real applications (darcs did a lot of the success of
> Haskell)
Darcs is NOT written in Haskell, its written in ghc. (ditto Pugs, ditto Yi ...)

> If people want to standardize things, their time could be, IMHO, best
> spent by standardizing libraries (I just recently discovered that
> Text.Regex is not standard and my programs do not run under hugs).
Heirarchical libraries, i.e. the whole concept of putting a dot
between Text and Regex are NOT in the Haskell standard. This type of
thing is the thing that needs standardising.


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