[Haskell-cafe] RFC: New version of haskell-src-exts without simplified AST

Adam Bergmark adam at bergmark.nl
Sat Jul 23 12:57:35 UTC 2016

This sounds good to me, it is pretty awkward to have both representations,
especially since they have diverged. It will also help the overlong compile

One question: Will you still be able pretty print if you remove the

- Adam

On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 3:09 PM, Matthew Pickering <
matthewtpickering at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> For several months I have had a branch of haskell-src-exts which has
> been updated for all the new features in GHC 8.
> However, I have not yet released the changes as in this version I also
> removed the simplified AST. To those unfamiliar, HSE provides two
> ASTs, one which has source locations and one which doesn't. I have
> removed the one which doesn't.
> This simplifies maintenance and I think also makes the library easier to
> use.
> I have held back releasing this version as there are some people who
> use the simplified AST. The changes necessary for the new version are
> mechanical and easy to make. For example, David Fox updated
> haskell-names to use my branch [1] with few problems.
> The question is, are there any users of the library who object to this
> change?
> Matt
> [1]: https://github.com/haskell-suite/haskell-names/pull/73
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