Re: [Haskell-cafe] What ever happened to Haskell 98 as a "stablebranch"?

Daniel Fischer at
Mon Mar 26 09:34:42 EDT 2007

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "Andrzej Jaworski" <himself at>
> Gesendet: 26.03.07 15:00:47
> An: "Simon Peyton-Jones" <simonpj at>
> CC: Haskell-Cafe at
> Betreff: Re: [Haskell-cafe] What ever happened to Haskell 98 as a "stablebranch"?

> >Haskell is rather a Darwinian sort of place.
> With whole respect. You need two components for evolution to work: the
> survival of the fitness and Generator Of Diversity (GOD).

Diversity is generated by mutations.
Go ahead, be mutagenous.
And don't worry about theology, Simon's not GOD's prophet, he's (both of them, actually) just a doctor venerabilis.
> Now, Haskell attracts originality and easily accommodates changes but nobody
> burns tires in testing anything so that complexity and learning curve grow
> while deficiencies remain dormant.
> Recent threads are a kind of healthy evolutionary pressure (survival of the
> fitness), but you insist that Haskell should be committed to GOD;-)
> With great respect,
> -Andrzej
With TIC,

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