Haskell Platform proposal: Add the vector package

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Thu Jul 26 16:29:59 CEST 2012

On Wed, 25 Jul 2012, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:

> So. On the "pro" side, vector is already widely used and liked.
> On the "con" side, there's the Safe Haskell question. Simon is quite reasonably in favour of SH, and also
> very reasonably not treating this question as a blocker. I'll admit to not having found a compelling reason
> to care about SH yet, and I would similarly be sad to see a good library get hung up on a compiler feature
> that is not yet widely accepted.

I expect that API changes to vector become more difficult once 'vector' is 
in the platform. Thus I would prefer to use the opportunity of platform 
addition for bigger API changes, otherwise this might be delayed for 
years. And I don't think that we are talking about a not-well-adopted new 
GHC feature but about good style in general, namely the clear distinction 
safe and unsafe functions (that now happens to become formalized by a new 
GHC feature).

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