[Haskell-cafe] Maintaining the community

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sun Jul 15 13:47:46 EDT 2007

Derek Elkins wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-07-15 at 17:49 +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> This is a bit tangental, but... One problem I sometimes have is not 
>> knowing the status of things. E.g., you read about Associated Types, and 
>> then you go "hey, is this implemented now? is it being implemented soon? 
>> etc."
>> (Don't all rush in and tell me about ATs - I'm only picking it as an 
>> example. Others include, say, the GHC debugger, stream fusion, parallel 
>> arrays, etc etc etc.)
>> Maybe I'm looking wrong, but it often isn't obvious to me how to figure 
>> out the answer to the question "does all this cool stuff work yet?" I'm 
>> not really sure what we could change to fix that though...
> Ah, a question that can be answered with RTFM
> (http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC)

I could have sworn I heard somewhere that the debugger would be in GHC 
6.6.1... but, apparently, I am mistaken. I have no idea which version it 
*is* going to be in... (Presumably the next one.)

Still, the document in question still doesn't tell me, for example, 
"does the version of ByteString I'm using have all that stream fusion 
goodness I read about?" I also don't see anything about the status of 
parallel arrays...

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