Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of NewLibraryCandidates


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Nov 29, 2005 8:20:23 PM (8 years ago)
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    99 * Is there a point to have a library codified in the standard when the fptools library is the de-facto standard anyway?  Does it make a practical difference for anyone? 
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     11   I think so. A library that's in the standard might have specifications of functions. Thus different implementations of the library can be compared w.r.t. a definitive 
     12   specification. Another point is stability. For example, the step from GHC 6.2 to GHC 6.4 caused quite a few library interfaces to change incompatibly.  
     13   As a result, programs didn't compile any longer. On the other hand, the Haskell-98-standard libs are still supported. I think we should strive for stability of library 
     14   interfaces. Whether it has to be by including libraries into the standard or by other means, I don't know. -- Andres