[Haskell-cafe] haskell-src-exts maintenance

Christian Marie christian at ponies.io
Wed Jul 1 08:31:54 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jul 01, 2015 at 09:33:26AM +0200, Alan & Kim Zimmerman wrote:
> I am starting to wonder if it does not make sense to make a companion
> library for each GHC release with is just the parser/AST, and so can be
> used with any other compiler, even a non-ghc one.

This would have been my intuition, I suspect it isn't that simple though.

The duplication of effort does seem odd, and this would solve the problem of
linters and the like always playing catch up.

This is affecting many users. I, personally, have avoided extensions in the
past when haskell-src-exts threw its toys out of the cot (specifically
LambdaCase, then DataKinds).
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