# Difference between revisions of "Untypeable Haskell 98"

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− | Here we document code that looks like it should be valid Haskell98, but |
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− | isn't typeable without extensions: |
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− | <haskell> |
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− | f :: a -> a |
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− | f x = g x |
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− | where |
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− | -- g :: a -> a |
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− | g y = bind x y |
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− | bind :: a -> a -> a |
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− | bind a b = a |
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− | </haskell> |
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− | The above Haskell code is Haskell 98, rank-1 types, but cannot be given a type signature. Try commenting out the type signature for g and everything will go wrong. |
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− | In GHC making the type of f :: forall a . a -> a, and adding -fglasgow-exts will make this code work. No such luck in Hugs. |
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− | With pattern type annotations, however, the code works in both Hugs and GHC: |
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− | <haskell> |
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− | f :: a -> a |
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− | f (x :: a) = g x |
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− | where |
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− | g :: a -> a |
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− | g y = bind x y |
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− | bind :: a -> a -> a |
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− | bind a b = a |
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− | </haskell> |
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− | [[Category:Proposals]] |