The dreaded M-R

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at
Mon Jan 30 09:00:46 EST 2006

On Mon, 30 Jan 2006, John Hughes wrote:

> Wouldn't there be quite a lot of warnings?
> I really think we have to remember beginners' problems here. I know noone
> reading this discussion is
> one, but without beginners, there will be no growth in the Haskell community.
> If we did as you suggest,
> then beginners would be confronted by yet another kind of incomprehensible
> message--and I fear it
> would be hard to report that x=e risks evaluating e many times, in a way that
> would be viewed as positive
> by someone still trying to understand how Haskell works at all.

Insist the warnings be available, don't require them to be in the standard 
warning level?

flippa at

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