Haskell Platform Proposal: HLint

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 18 13:10:10 EST 2010

On Thu, 2010-11-18 at 11:40 +0100, Niklas Broberg wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:47 PM, Yitzchak Gale <gale at sefer.org> wrote:

> > The only problem is that it will take some work to adapt
> > haskell-src-exts to Haskell 20nn. I spoke to Niklas about this.
> > He has in principle volunteered to take on the task, but
> > he can't start on it for a few months. And I don't think it
> > would be wise to make the package name changes and
> > end-of-life the current haskell-src until this is done.
> Yes, I agree with both Duncan and Yitz here. It would be some monkey
> work to introduce a "simple" AST, but nothing tricky in principle. I
> wouldn't mind adding such an AST to haskell-src-exts, and I think
> that's the best solution long-term.
> But as I'm on the final stretch of my PhD thesis work, I simply don't
> need more opportunities for procrastination right now, hence the "few
> months"... ;-)

I have full sympathy with that! :-)

> > So unless someone else can do the work, we may have
> > to wait until the following HP release.
> I believe that would be the case regardless, no actual proposal for
> adding haskell-src-exts has been written yet.

Right, you'd want to be targeting the release in 6months, or 12months.


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