"Global" top-level name proposal

Simon Marlow simonmar@microsoft.com
Fri, 7 Sep 2001 15:36:33 +0100

> Back in July,  I sent a message
> (http://haskell.org/pipermail/libraries/2001-July/000221.html)
>  proposing
> a "Global" top-level name as a better solution to certain problems in
> the definition of the "User" hierarchy.  I've heard/seen no response.
> Perhaps the proposal message got overlooked due to summer vacations.
> What do folks think of the proposal?

I saw the proposal.  Basically, I don't have any strong opinions on the
matter - your scheme fixes up some possible sources of ambiguity, but
then you also end up with an extra level in the hierarchy for
"User"-distributed libraries.  I dunno.