Regarding Class Aliases

John Meacham john at
Tue May 23 05:56:46 EDT 2006

On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 09:46:19AM +0100, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> "Christophe Poucet" <christophe.poucet at> wrote:
> > Class Aliases.  I have looked at the ticket and right now it's marked
> > as a low priority with low probability of entering the standard.
> I think class aliases might be a nice idea too.  But we don't have any
> concrete experience with implementations that support them.  Haskell' is
> primarily about standarding the current state-of-the-art, so this is why
> the idea is unlikely to be adopted.  But it would be great if someone
> were to implement it now anyway, and then it might make it into the next
> language standard.

I had planned on implementing them for ghc, but have had so many
projects on my plate (not to mention my day job) I have not had time to
really get into it. In retrospect, this would have made a good google
summer of code project for me to mentor. In any case, if anyone wants to
go ahead and start implementing them I would be more than happy to help in
any way I can.


John Meacham - ⑆⑆john⑈

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