Please don't deprecate Haskell 98 modules.

John Lato jwlato at
Thu Mar 11 09:01:02 EST 2010

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Henning Thielemann
<schlepptop at> wrote:
> John Lato schrieb:
>>> 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.
> This would be compatible with the method "warn about packages that depend on
> both haskell98 and base".

That seems sensible to me.

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