[Haskell] Announcing Haskell 2010
leimy2k at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 10:19:23 EST 2009
First off congratulations everyone!
Second, Oh shit! Graham Hutton's excellent Haskell introduction book is now
not valid Haskell 2010 due to N+K patterns?
I loaned that book to my boss and he's really enjoyed it. I guess I'll have
to buy a revised copy. Can we get an update to it? :-)
I realize N+K was considered dangerous
On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 2:50 AM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm very proud to announce a new revision of the Haskell language, Haskell
> 2010. Over the last couple of months the committee has been making final
> decisions about which extensions should be a part of this revision. The
> final list is:
> You can read more about each one, including rationale for and against, on
> its relevant wiki page, which are linked from the tickets:
> Haskell 2010 is a small but significant step on the road that was started
> by the Haskell' committee 4 years ago, The process has not been a smooth
> one, and there have been several changes of direction, but the current
> process is actually producing concrete results that let us move the language
> forward in positive steps, so I feel we're on the right track.
> We all owe the current committee a big thank-you for sticking with the
> process this long: most of them didn't realise the magnitude of what they
> were signing up for at the beginning. The short list of changes above tells
> only a small part of the story, there is a wealth of wiki content and
> mailing-list discussion that future language revisions can draw on.
> So what now?
> * We will produce a revised version of the Haskell language report
> incorporating these changes. That will happen over the next few
> * Compilers can start implementing the changes, and flags to
> select the Haskell 2010 revision. In GHC we expect to have
> support in the next major release, i.e. 6.14.1.
> * Right now, we will start forming a Haskell 2011 committee to
> mange the process of deciding on changes for next year's revision.
> The current committee is still discussing how to go about
> finding a new committee (the plan is to at least have open
> nominations) but I expect to be able to announce more details
> very soon.
> * Everyone can participate in the Haskell 2011 process, by discussing
> and refining proposals. Information about how to do that is on
> the Haskell Prime wiki:
> Remember: this is a community effort. The changes that get
> adopted in each revision are drawn from the pool of fully-specified
> proposals, and those proposals can be written by anyone.
> Simon, on behalf of the Haskell 2010 committee
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> Haskell at haskell.org
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