moving Foldable and Traversable to Prelude
ekmett at gmail.com
Thu May 16 08:42:14 CEST 2013
I'd be +1 for doing that, too.
On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 8:16 PM, John Lato <jwlato at gmail.com> wrote:
> -1, for the reasons given by Henning.
> If we're going to be changing stuff in Prelude, why not start with
> On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 5:04 AM, Henning Thielemann <
> lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:
>> On Wed, 15 May 2013, David Luposchainsky wrote:
>> +1. I think the Prelude should be a general module of the most commonly
>>> needed functions, which (generalized) folds and traversals are certainly
>>> part of; right now it feels more like a beginner module at times.
>> It is certainly a kind of beginner module, but that's good. Experts know
>> how to import. Putting the most general functions into Prelude does not
>> work because:
>> 1. There are often multiple sensible generalizations of a Prelude
>> 2. You have to add more type annotations since types cannot be infered
>> from the functions.
>> There is simply no need to change Prelude and all packages that rely on
>> specific types. Just don't be lazy and import the stuff you need!
>> I should change my vote to:
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