[Haskell-cafe] Re: statep haskell-lang [was: Re: Hoogle and Network.Socket]

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu Feb 26 22:34:25 EST 2009

There's something I'm missing in all of this.

Perl is in the process of rebooting itself (perl6 is syntactically  
very different from perl5; the closest it's ever previously gotten to  
this kind of radical change was the change from ' to :: as the package  
separator).  Perl5 will continue to exist, and probably even be  
maintained.  So why is it not possible to declare Haskell98 and  
Haskell10 (or whatever Haskell' becomes) as stable, maintained  
languages for production use, then reboot the Haskell development  
process?  In fact, I thought that was the reason Haskell98 support is  
retained in Haskell compilers?

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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