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

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Mon Mar 26 10:27:43 EDT 2007

I didn't understand what you meant, so I'll withdraw the Darwinian analogy.  All I mean is: if you think the Prelude is inadequate, an excellent strategy is to write a better one.  If it's better, people may start to use it, and your good ideas will spread.


| -----Original Message-----
| From: Andrzej Jaworski [mailto:himself at poczta.nom.pl]
| Sent: 26 March 2007 14:02
| To: Simon Peyton-Jones
| Cc: Haskell-Cafe at haskell.org
| Subject: 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).
| 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

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