[Haskell] Re: Announcing the new Haskell Prime process, and Haskell 2010

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Jul 7 12:17:18 EDT 2009

On Jul 7, 2009, at 11:40 , Claus Reinke wrote:
>> At last year's Haskell Symposium, it was announced that we would  
>> change the Haskell Prime process to make it less monolithic. ..
>> In the coming weeks we'll be refining proposals in preparation for  
>> Haskell 2010.
> Given the incremental nature of the new standards, would it be
> useful to switch back to version numbers, eg "Haskell 2.0.0 (2010)"
> instead of "Haskell 2010"? Otherwise, we'll end up with half a
> dozen more or less current Haskells related by no obvious means.
> "Haskell'98" was chosen because it projected more permanence
> than the Haskell 1.x line of Haskell revisions that came before it.

Arguably it was *too* successful at that.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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