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What shall the Show and Read instances show and parse, respectively? It is certainly a good thing, if

  • read
    parses, what
    show
    shows.

The next question is:

Shall
show
emit valid Haskell code,

that represents the shown data, or shall it show something user friendly, maybe even something that is formatted in a line-oriented way.

Meaning of Show and Read


Raw vs. Show