Sat, 2 Dec 2000 13:28:19 +1100
On 01-Dec-2000, Eric Allen Wohlstadter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is there a way to make a list that contains multiple types? If not, why,
> and isn't this a serious restriction? I would like to be able to say:
> map show ['a',5]
> Since both Char and Num derive Show it seems like a reasonable thing to
You can't do it in standard Haskell, but with ghc extensions you can
achieve the same effect. For example, the following program
data Showable = forall a . Show a => Showable a
instance Show Showable where
show (Showable x) = show x
example = map show [Showable 'a', Showable 5]
main = print example
produces the output
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