Removing the .Safe modules from vector (was: Haskell Platform proposal: Add the vector package)

Ben Millwood haskell at
Thu Aug 30 20:37:53 CEST 2012

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM, wren ng thornton <wren at> wrote:
> I'm all for momentum towards Safe Haskell. But I'd really rather not revisit
> our previous discussion on that matter. I'd say we should:
> (1) add vector to the Platform, sans .Safe modules
> (2) move the less objective/objectionable packages towards Safe Haskell, in
> order to instill that as a virtue and to get some empirical data about how
> users interact with Safe Haskell
> (3) revisit the Safe Haskell + vector issues once Safe Haskell is more
> popular and we have some better ideas what the practical arguments are (as
> opposed to just the theoretical ones).

Agreed. Let's get vector into the Platform as if Safe Haskell never
existed, and revisit it later if it becomes something that we need.

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