[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: haskell-src-exts 0.4.4

Niklas Broberg niklas.broberg at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 19:53:09 EST 2008

(CC libraries)

> So when will we simply declare that haskell-src-exts is the new
> haskell-src? :-)

I talked about this with Ross Paterson at one point, and his main
objection (which I very much agree with) was that haskell-src-exts
doesn't let you *optionally* handle extensions, so in some cases valid
H98 programs will be discarded due to syntax stealing (e.g. $x from
TH). I've had ideas for how to fix this shortcoming for a long while,
but never really had the time to actually implement it. It is still my
hope and goal that haskell-src-exts will replace the haskell-src
package, when it is ready to do so.

What do others think about this?



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