[Haskell-cafe] Status of TypeDirectedNameResolution proposal?

Luke Palmer lrpalmer at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 12:08:10 EST 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 5:18 AM, Simon Peyton-Jones
<simonpj at microsoft.com> wrote:
> | What's the status of the TDNR proposal [1]? 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 [1] to allow you to express an opinion.

And how I love expressing my opinion :-P.   I would if only I could
figure out how to edit the page!  Am I being dense?  (Yes, I am logged


> Also I'm not very happy with the "stacking operations" part, and I'd like a better idea.
> Simon
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