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

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Fri Oct 14 18:45:53 EDT 2005

On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 07:15:11PM +0000, Aaron Denney wrote:
> On 2005-10-13, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 11:29:57AM +0000,
> >  Robin Green <greenrd at greenrd.org> wrote 
> >  a message of 22 lines which said:
> >> ... and, in the case of the Standard Prelude section, or equivalent, a
> >> specification of well-understood functions that the spec authors agree
> >> "should" be provided in all implementations. ... (It is, however, one
> >> of the "must haves" for Haskell to be considered for use in production
> >> systems.)
> >
> > Regexps and XML are, IMHO, also "must haves".
> Bah, simple libraries.  They don't have to be part of the Standard
> Prelude.

I completely agree.  I'd rather decrease the number of libraries defined in
the language itself and decouple library standardization from the
definition of the language standard.  Libraries can much more easily be
developed and improved.
David Roundy

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