[Haskell-cafe] What could be considered "standard Haskell" these days?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Jan 16 12:25:05 EST 2009

> Hi,
> I would like to take some time to study Haskell properly, so
> that I could help others and pay my debt for the many times
> I had to bother with my syntax questions. And, of course,
> make better use of the language.
> My first attempt was to read the syntax description in
> Haskell 98 report, and that helped a lot. But I've realized
> that it's far from the language as used today. But just
> adding all available extensions would not be good, as some
> are very experimental e others are obsolete.
> I saw Haskell-prime page and a few features are marked
> as accepted. That mean I can trust them to be part of the
> next Haskell standard?
> So: if someone wants to learn the details of the language,
> what could be the subset of extensions one should learn
> and make regular use, and also include in code supposed
> to be used by others in the long term?

Have a look at the accepted extensions for Haskell Prime.

-- Don

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