Lightweight Extensible Records for Haskell

@inproceedings{Jones1999LightweightER,
  title={Lightweight Extensible Records for Haskell},
  author={Simon L. Peyton Jones},
  year={1999}
}
Early versions of Haskell provied only a positional notation to build and take apart user-de ned datatypes. This positional notation is awkward and error-prone when dealing with datatypes that have more than a couple of components, so later versions of Haskell introduced a mechanism for labeled elds that allows components to be set and extracted by name. While this has been useful in practice, it also has several signi cant problems; for example, no eld name can be used in more than one… CONTINUE READING
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