[Haskell-cafe] expanded standard lib

Bjorn Bringert bringert at cs.chalmers.se
Mon Nov 19 17:31:51 EST 2007

On Nov 19, 2007, at 23:13 , Henning Thielemann wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Nov 2007, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
>> On Nov 19, 2007, at 15:47 , Radosław Grzanka wrote:
>>> If you look at the stability tag of ghc libraries you will see  
>>> that a
>>> lot of them are marked as "provisional" (Network.URI for example) or
>>> "experimental" (Control.Monad.Trans).
>> This may not refer to what most people care about; the "experimental"
>> stability of Control.Monad.Trans is related to its use of fundeps and
>> undecidable instances, and the possibility (likelihood?) of its being
>> switched to type families (which "shouldn't" change its user-visible
>> interface, as I understand it).
> I like to see MTL split into a Haskell98 part and an advanced part. I
> mostly use functionality which would nicely fit into a Haskell98  
> interface
> and find it annoying that by importing MTL my code becomes less  
> portable.

Yes! Please!


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