[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANNOUNCE: Utrecht Haskell Compiler (UHC) -- first release

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Wed Apr 22 10:09:21 EDT 2009

That's absurd. You have no way to access private source code, so any  
decision on what features to exclude from future versions of Haskell  
must necessarily look at publicly accessible source code. The only  
alternative is to continuously add, and never remove, features from  
Haskell, even if no one (that we know) uses them.

Moreover, the odds that everyone who is using n + k patterns are doing  
so only in private is an untestable hypothesis (i.e. unscientific) and  
extremely unlikely to be true.


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On Apr 21, 2009, at 9:34 PM, Richard O'Keefe wrote:

> It *is* true that things that *are* used in the commonly
> available sources should continue to be supported in order
> to preserve the value of those commonly available sources.
> It is *not* true that things that are *not* used in the
> commonly available sources are therefore of no value and
> safely to be discarded.

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