Records (was Re: [Haskell] Improvements to GHC)

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at
Sun Nov 20 10:50:31 EST 2005

Am Sonntag, 20. November 2005 13:40 schrieb Georg Martius:
> [...]

> 4. Getters for multiple data types with a common field.

Do we need this?  Couldn't this have ugly consequences?  Say, I have a 
datatype with a field of a certain name and another datatype with a field of 
the same name.  Having a single getter for both fields might be bad if the 
fields mean different things.  For example, a "name" and a "name" can be 
quite different things.

> [...]

Best wishes,

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