The state of Hugs (was: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Rewriting a famous library and using the same name: pros and cons)

Ketil Malde ketil at
Tue Jul 6 04:02:40 EDT 2010

wren ng thornton <wren at> writes:

>> A bit more seriously: is there any listing anywhere of which extensions
>> Hugs supports?

> Cabal has a partial listing embedded in its code, though I can't seem
> to find a textual version at the moment. In general, Hugs has all the
> features of GHC 6.6: FFI, CPP, MPTCs, FunDeps,
> OverlappingInstances,... I'm forgetting off-hand whether it has
> Rank2Types/RankNTypes, but I think so.
> Of course, since it's GHC6.6-era that means it doesn't support
> LANGUAGE pragma to enable these features.

I'm not entirely up to speed on Hugs nor Haskell 2010, but it seems that
it's fairly close to compliance?  

> One can dream, eh?


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