Meta-point: backward compatibility

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at
Wed Apr 23 14:53:54 EDT 2008

On Wed, 23 Apr 2008, Johan Tibell wrote:

> An interesting question. What is the goal of Haskell'? Is it to, like
> Python 3000, fix warts in the language in an (somewhat) incompatible
> way or is it to just standardize current practice? I think we need
> both, I just don't know which of the two Haskell' is.

Current practice often involves removing certain warts anyway - the MR 
being a great example.

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