[Haskell-cafe] Correspondence between libraries and modules

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 04:17:54 CEST 2012

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 17:16, Gregg Lebovitz <glebovitz at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 4/23/2012 3:39 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
>  The other dirty little secret that is carefully being avoided here is
> the battle between the folks for whom Haskell is a language research
> platform and those who use it to get work done.  It's not entirely
> inaccurate to say the former group would regard a fragmented module
> namespace as a good thing, specifically because it discourages people from
> considering it to be stable....
> Brandon, I find that a little hard to believe.  If the issues are similar
> to other systems and languages, then  I think it is more likely that no one
> has volunteered to work on it.  You volunteering to help?

Yes, you do find it hard to believe; so hard that you went straight past it
and tried to point to the "easy" technical solution to the problem you
decided to see in place of the real one, which doesn't have a technical

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
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