[Haskell-cafe] Haskell 2014
johan.tibell at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 15:11:48 UTC 2014
I would like BangPatterns to be in the standard for example. It's defacto
standard now, as in "most core libraries don't compile without it".
On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 3:50 PM, Patrick Chilton <chpatrick at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>>> 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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