[Haskell-cafe] Hugs

Dan Burton danburton.email at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 16:38:43 UTC 2016

Presumably the reason for using hugs is friendlier error messages for new
Haskellers, or something of the sort?

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, David Feuer <david.feuer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Apparently, Eric Meijer is now teaching a large class using Hugs, which
> leads to many of his students asking questions about it on StackOverflow. I
> therefore suggest that we change the status of Hugs on the website from "is
> no longer in development" to "has been maintained by Eric Meijer since
> 2015". I think we should also include on the website a statement to the
> effect that people seeking help using Hugs should contact Eric Meijer
> directly, and provide his email address to facilitate that. Obviously,
> he'll need full write access to the Hugs source repo to fulfill his duties
> as maintainer.
> Yes, this is all a bit tongue-in-cheek, but I really do think that
> pointing students to an unmaintained language implementation (regardless of
> the pedagogical reasons) has negative consequences for the functional
> programming community as a whole.

-- Dan Burton
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