[Haskell-cafe] Playing with ATs again

Gregory Crosswhite gcross at phys.washington.edu
Thu Aug 5 02:48:18 EDT 2010

  On 8/4/10 11:40 PM, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>> Don't forget, GHC is open source: if this lack really was "dumb" and
>> annoying you, there was nothing stopping you from rectifying this
>> situation up until now.
> Except that, in the real world, this is actually completely 
> infeasible. Yes, I know it's the basic tenant of OSS that you can 
> modify the program to do whatever you want. But in reality, something 
> like GHC is far too large and complex for this to be a realistic 
> possibility. And this holds for most other nontrivial software too.
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Fair enough, but if one can't do better one's self then one should be 
careful about calling the work of others "dumb", which was the original 


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