[Haskell-cafe] Human-friendly compiler errors for GHC

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Jul 13 11:25:37 EDT 2008

Following up on my own message... talking to yourself is a bad sign,  
right?  :)

On 2008 Jul 13, at 11:21, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> Huh?  Edit distance is a good way to handle typoes --- and, while  
> some people have asserted that "we don't need that because I can see  
> it already", most people *don't* see it right away.

It occurs to me to mention, in the vein of "over-friendly-ing is bad",  
the example of WATFOR/WATFIV:  even a well thought out typo detection  
facility can badly obscure things.  But as long the proposal is to  
conditionalize these on a compile flag, that isn't too much of an issue.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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