Haskell platform proposal: time-extras package
ashley at semantic.org
Mon Mar 22 04:27:29 EDT 2010
Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> At the time of that objection, I did not realise that "time" already
> required Rank2. My preference would be for "time"s dependency on ReadP
> to be removed in favour of a H'98 parsing combinator library, thus
> bringing "time" back to true portability.
> (Back in the autumn, I did spend some time attempting to re-code "time"s
> parsing code precisely to remove the ReadP dep, but never completed it.)
> However, you might consider that a step too far, in which case adding
> the Rank2-requiring Data instances into "time" might be the better
> solution for you.
Merging the Data instances into "time" is certainly my preference. But
if there were consensus for it and code for it, I would consider a
solution that made "time" not require Rank2.
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