[Haskell-cafe] Partial record access

Georgi Lyubenov godzbanebane at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 10:05:35 UTC 2021

I also made a discussion on the ghc-proposals discussions page, since it
seemed like an appropriate place for this kind of thing -

On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 11:59 AM Tom Ellis <
tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2017 at jaguarpaw.co.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 11:24:39AM +0200, Georgi Lyubenov wrote:
> > Is there a reason why we don't generate HasField x r a only when all of
> the
> > constructors for r have a field "x" :: a? If not, is the community open
> to
> > changing this, while the new extension is still ripe?
> Let's change it please!  Partial record fields are a massive wart
> which we shouldn't perpetuate into related features.
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