[Haskell-cafe] Appropriate location for list of language suggestions

Alexey Muranov alexey.muranov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 13:18:11 UTC 2015

As i have said in the other thread, i like the idea of keeping a list of 
hypothetical improvements to Haskell syntax for whatever purpose it can 

I want just to add that IMO dissatisfaction with a programming language's 
syntax is not a negligible motivation in creating new languages: see 
[CoffeeScript](http://coffeescript.org) and 
[MoonScript](http://moonscript.org) for example.


On Monday, August 10, 2015 at 2:49:28 AM UTC+3, Will Yager wrote:
> This email is in response to the (ongoing) Haskell-cafe discussion about 
> type declaration syntax. 
> There are a number of hypothetical changes to Haskell that could be 
> aesthetically pleasing or convenient if implemented, but not to such a 
> degree that the added convenience outweighs the added complexity of a 
> pragma-gated feature or the cost of breaking existing code. 
> (Case in point: renaming type/newtype/data to be less confusing to 
> first-time users) 
> However, there may be better opportunities to implement such changes in 
> the future, and it would be a shame if every good (but perhaps somewhat 
> trivial) idea was lost to the annals of the mailing list. 
> Therefore, I proposed that we might maintain a list of nitpicks, which 
> could be used to inform future decisions about breaking changes to the 
> Haskell specification. 
> I'm not sure what the most appropriate forum is for such a list. The 
> mailing list is sub-optimal, because we might end up with a huge email 
> chain littered with bikeshedding reply-alls. I would be willing to host and 
> maintain such a list on Github, but that seems somewhat antithetical to the 
> Haskell community's generally more distributed style of discussion. 
> The wiki might be appropriate, but I don't know if it's conducive to 
> proper moderation; we may have to filter out suggestions like "add for 
> loops". 
> --Will 
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