[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANNOUNCE: Utrecht Haskell Compiler (UHC) --
S. Doaitse Swierstra
doaitse at swierstra.net
Fri Apr 24 05:53:10 EDT 2009
Unfortunately I think 4 man years is definitely below the minimum of
the guesses I would get if I would ask the people in my group ;-}
On 23 apr 2009, at 16:13, John A. De Goes wrote:
> 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
>> Jón Fairbairn Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
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