Announcing the new Haskell Prime process, and Haskell 2010

Ravi Nanavati ravi at
Tue Jul 7 10:34:40 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 10:27 AM, Bulat
Ziganshin<bulat.ziganshin at> wrote:
> Hello Simon,
> Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 6:04:46 PM, you wrote:
> i can't understand. does this list supposed to be full list of changes
> in haskell'? it seems to include mainly supplementary syntax changes
> while even Rank2Types are not here, the same for assoc. types, GADTs
> and other fundamental type system improvements

This is not a complete list of what would be in a next "major Haskell
standard (what we've all been calling Haskell'). The problem of
producing a new major standard in one step has proven intractable to
date. Instead, given the state of completed addenda beyond Haskell 98,
this is a provisional list of features that the Haskell' committee
thinks would be feasible to include in a 2010 revision of the Haskell
standard. We're *very* open to considering features not on this list
(consider the results of the various straw polls, for example), but to
be eligible for consideration for Haskell 2010 any additional
proposals would need a completed, high-quality addendum by August, so
the clock is ticking...

 - Ravi

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