Deprecating haskell98 module aliases
wren ng thornton
wren at community.haskell.org
Mon Mar 8 15:51:41 EST 2010
Gwern Branwen wrote:
> wren ng thornton wrote:
>> I'm all for the warnings. And regarding guest's comments, doesn't the
>> Haskell 2010 standard count as an "actual language standard"? If not,
>> then what is it and why isn't it one?
>>  http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2009-November/021750.html
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought 'HierarchicalModules' was an
> extension which codifies the 'Foo.Bar' import syntax (as opposed to
> 'import FooBar'), and didn't address allocation of functions to
> modules or naming issues like 'Char' vs 'Data.Char' or splitting
> 'Foreign' up or whatever.
AFAIK, yes, the HierarchicalModules approval is just allowing dots in
module names, rather than discussing what goes where. I was bringing
haskell2010 up more to point out that the haskell98 standard is,
officially, not up to date.
Perhaps we should poke the haskell-prime committee to move the official
location of standard functions for the haskell2011 standard?
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