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

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Thu Apr 23 10:13:36 EDT 2009

Let's turn this around. You invest 4 months of your life coming out  
with your own experimental Haskell compiler designed to easily test  
new language features. Then a bunch of ungrateful wretches on Haskell  
Cafe demand that you stop distributing your compiler until you have  
full support for Haskell 98. :-)

Do you think that's fair?


John A. De Goes
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On Apr 23, 2009, at 3:18 AM, Jon Fairbairn wrote:

> "John A. De Goes" <john at n-brain.net> writes:
>> 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.
> This is all entirely beside the point. The question is not
> whether n+k patterns should be in the language, it's whether
> an implementation of Haskell 98 should include them.
>> The only alternative is to continuously add, and never
>> remove, features from Haskell, even if no one (that we
>> know) uses them.
> But we can remove them in future language versions. The
> point I was trying to make at the beginning of this
> subthread was that implementations should follow the
> definition, because having a core language (Haskell 98) that
> can be relied on is simpler and wastes less time than the
> alternative.
> -- 
> Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
> http://www.chaos.org.uk/~jf/Stuff-I-dont-want.html  (updated  
> 2009-01-31)
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