[Haskell-cafe] Hugs

Christopher Allen cma at bitemyapp.com
Wed Apr 13 16:41:10 UTC 2016

That's not the real reason and the errors aren't better.

> On Apr 13, 2016, at 11:38 AM, Dan Burton <danburton.email at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
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