New type of ($) operator in GHC 8.0 is problematic
ben at smart-cactus.org
Tue Feb 16 11:02:51 UTC 2016
Christopher Allen <cma at bitemyapp.com> writes:
> I don't think it's a good idea to create a dumbed down Prelude and existing
> resources not covering what programmers need to know in order to actually
> use Haskell as everyone else uses it is much of the reason I had to write a
> book to begin with. This type isn't just noise for beginners, it's noise
> for practitioners too. Consider what I said earlier about a 15 year user of
> Haskell finding the type confusing and irrelevant.
I agree that until we have shown that these polymorphic uses offer real
value in common use-cases we shouldn't allow them to add noise to our
common combinator types.
> There are a couple good proposals for addressing levity polymorphism
> leaking into the type. I think the one Ben Gamari had in mind that I
> thought would be fine is waiting for a patch.
I believe this is on Richard's todo list.
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