Non-H98 crusade, contd.

Keean Schupke k.schupke at
Sat Feb 26 08:43:03 EST 2005

Isn't H98 a bit old now... Surely some of the common extensions are well 
known and useful enough to be standardised... I read somewhere the 
Haskell standards commitee has been dispanded - and that the consensus 
of implementers would replace it.  Surely all that has to happen is the 
ghc, hugs, nhc, (and others) get together and recognise some extensions 
(say multi-parameter types, fundeps) as
compliant to Haskell-2005 and we have an updated standard?


Sven Panne wrote:

> Apart from the recent Monoid problems, I'm a bit concerned about the 
> non-portable
> ReadP creeping into some modules, making them non-H98. This affects 
> e.g. Cabal and
> even something as simple as System.Info (which incorrectly claims that 
> is portable).
> IMHO we should really keep at least those portable, even if this would 
> involve a
> little bit more work. Is local universal quantification really needed 
> for those
> simple parsing tasks? It looks a bit like overkill here...
> Cheers,
>    S.
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