Please don't deprecate Haskell 98 modules.

John Lato jwlato at
Thu Mar 11 05:25:59 EST 2010

> From: John Meacham <john at>
> Please don't deprecate these modules.

> Encouraging people to use bleeding edge APIs just contributes to the
> already dicey problem of writing future and backwards compatible code in
> Haskell, in fact, writing to haskell 98 is the _only_ option at the
> moment with any ability to do so.

I was originally in favor of deprecating haskell98 but didn't care
enough to voice an opinion.  John's argument has convinced me
otherwise, so +1 to keeping haskell98.


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