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

Jonathan Cast jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Thu Feb 26 22:48:28 EST 2009

On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 22:34 -0500, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> 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?

Right, that's what I want.  (Although perl6 has been a long time in
coming).  Haskell is, far and away, the best name I can think of for the
next mainstream research language.  I just don't think it's going to

> In fact, I thought that was the reason Haskell98 support is  
> retained in Haskell compilers?


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