FW: [Haskell-cafe] Status of TypeDirectedNameResolution proposal?
simonpj at microsoft.com
Tue Nov 17 07:29:05 EST 2009
[Resending, this time with link; sorry]
| What's the status of the TDNR proposal ? Personally I think it is a
| very good idea and I'd like to see it in Haskell'/GHC rather sooner
| than later. Working around the limitations of the current record
| system is one of my biggest pain points in Haskell and TDNR would be a
| major improvement. Thus I wonder if someone is actively working on
| this proposal?
It's stalled. As far as I know, there's been very little discussion about it. It's not a trivial thing to implement, and it treads on delicate territory (how "." is treated). So I'd need to be convinced there was a strong constituency who really wanted it before adding it.
I've added an informal straw poll to the bottom of  to allow you to express an opinion.
Also I'm not very happy with the "stacking operations" part, and I'd like a better idea.
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