Haskell Platform proposal: Add the vector package
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
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