Haskell 2010: libraries

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 10:42:28 EDT 2009

Hello Simon,

Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 6:09:29 PM, you wrote:

>   3. Update the libraries to match what we have at the moment.
>      e.g. rename List to Data.List, and add the handful of
>      functions that have since been added to Data.List.  One
>      problem with this is that these modules are then tied to
>      the language definition, and can't be changed through
>      the usual library proposal process.

not necessarily. we already apply versioning to these libs, it may be
made official in Report too. i.e. Report defines libraries standard
for year 2010 (like it defines language standard for only one year),
while we continue to improve libraries that will eventually become
version standard for year 2011 (or higher)

but we probably aren't yet ready to produce Library Standard. it will be great
to include in Standard only *versioned* libraries while ATM many
features (such as IO) is a part of non-versioned library named "base"

well, it' versioned but not very good

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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