The dreaded M-R

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at
Mon Jan 30 19:57:23 EST 2006

On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, Neil Mitchell wrote:

> Are standards documents the place for prescribing which warnings
> should be raised, and under what circumstances?
> If someone is using GHC, and has specified -O2 then clearly something
> that causes vastly more time is a problem. If someone is learning
> Haskell and is using Hugs then they probably couldn't care less.
> Perhaps some warnings should be left up to the implementation to
> decide...

That's why my preferred phrasing is "warnings available to the user" - 
that is, they don't have to be on by default but there should be an option 
to turn them on.

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