PROPOSAL: deprecate field labels as selectors (was Include field label puns in Haskell 2011

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at
Sat Feb 27 05:54:00 EST 2010

Evan Laforge <qdunkan at>
> That's a good point, but even if not totally logical I think the
> automatic "Rec -> X" function is more important than the X meaning.


> It might be nice to do the same with update functions, but those
> aren't even generated automatically (anyone got a generics thing that
> cranks those out?).

See my other post for a way of doing both of these.

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at

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