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It also means a type of kind <tt>+ -> + -> +</tt> can be a type of adding numbers or other stuff like that, too.
 
It also means a type of kind <tt>+ -> + -> +</tt> can be a type of adding numbers or other stuff like that, too.
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==See also==
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* [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/KindFact KindFact]
   
 
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Revision as of 01:50, 5 September 2011

This document is proposal about additional kinds.

Contents

1 New kinds

##      -- New name for (#) kind (although (#) is available for compatibility)
&       -- Kind for classes
+       -- Kind for type-level natural numbers
$       -- Means make up a kind from a Template Haskell code

2 Kind of classes

Example:

* -> & -- Kind of Eq class.
(* -> *) -> & -- Kind of Monad class.
(* -> &) -> & -- Class of classes.
+ -> * -> & -- Infinite series of classes, selected by a natural number.

3 Natural number kind

If a type requires a parameter, it can be a + kind, meaning numbers.

There should be some way to specify a type taking natural numbers by defining it for zero and them for a successor, so that it applies for all natural numbers.

It also means a type of kind + -> + -> + can be a type of adding numbers or other stuff like that, too.

4 See also