[Haskell-cafe] Re: suggestion: add a .ehs file type

Alex Young alex at blackkettle.org
Wed Nov 28 16:56:44 EST 2007

Sorry for the noise, people - replied to the wrong list.

Is it just me that has difficulty with the reply-to address for a 
message being the original poster rather than the list it came from?


Alex Young wrote:
> Alex Jacobson wrote:
>> My original point (refined) was that I'd like a file extension (.ehs) 
>> that defaults to including all extensions that don't change the 
>> meaning of a .hs program but that may cause a small subset of them not 
>> to compile (e.g. ones that use forall as a type variable, foreign as a 
>> function, or 'd' as the result value of a list comprehension)
>> This does not seem like a major change, does not break any existing 
>> code, and has the advantage of making it really obvious when people 
>> are going beyond haskell98.
> It'll break all sorts of things when .ehs has to get merged into .hs the
> next time this conversation comes around, unless it's guaranteed that
> all .hs processors will eventually be upgraded to cope with .ehs
> semantics.  I don't think anyone's arguing for that...

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