Typeable meeting

Ben Gamari ben at smart-cactus.org
Thu Oct 6 17:22:46 UTC 2016

Ben Gamari <ben at smart-cactus.org> writes:

> Richard Eisenberg <rae at cs.brynmawr.edu> writes:
>>> On Oct 6, 2016, at 11:57 AM, Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com> wrote:
>>> 1. Moreover we probably need FunCo for coercions; at the moment it's
>>> done with TyConAppCo, but that doesn't work with (->) :: * -> * -> *.
>>> Having FunCo would be (a) more efficient for a very common case, (b)
>>> deal with the kinding issue.
>> I've wondered why we haven't had this. But also: will this become
>> unnecessary for use case (b) after Ben's work to generalize the kind
>> of (->)?
> There
Oops! Looks like I trailed off here. My apologies.

Strictly speaking I don't even think we *need* it today. I also don't
think it's strictly necessary after the generalization. However, again,
it seems like a nice representational optimization for a very common case.


- Ben

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