[Haskell-cafe] haskell-src-exts maintenance

Matthew Pickering matthewtpickering at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 09:13:39 UTC 2015

Hi Peter,

Do you know when you have some time to go through the recently
submitted patches?

If it's not soon then please could you add myself and Christian to the
maintainers so that we can perform some short term maintenance.  My
immediate plan of action would be

1. Immediately cut a 1.17 release from the master branch as it
contains much better parsing of lifted constructors which are becoming
more prevalent.
2. Review and merge recent pull requests.
3. Update the parser as far as possible with missing features.
4. Release 1.18 with these improvements within 1 month.


On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 10:31 AM, Christian Marie <christian at ponies.io> wrote:
> 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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