[Haskell-cafe] Haskell 2014

Patrick Chilton chpatrick at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 14:50:50 UTC 2014

Even if there's not much interest in a new standard, is there any hope for
turning on "benign" language extensions by default anytime soon? It seems
like unnecessary boilerplate.


On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 2:25 PM, David Feuer <david.feuer at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM, <ok at cs.otago.ac.nz> wrote:
>> What counts for the development and growth of a programming
>> language is the community behind it, and Haskell is blessed
>> with some really amazing people.
> Most of those amazing people care more about keeping the language growing
> than about rigid adherence to a standard or complete backwards
> compatibility.
>> However, it remains true that some companies expect to
>> outlive their suppliers, and that the existence of a
>> standard gives them some confidence that avoiding things
>> outside it will reduce their risks.  That's all.
> Since all Haskell implementations of any significance, historical or
> otherwise, are open source, this is a red herring. If the GHC project dies,
> anyone relying on GHC is free to continue development themselves.
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