constructor names in generic classes

Duncan Coutts
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 13:32:02 +0100

Is it likely that the ability to access data constructor / field names
as described in the "Derivable type classes" paper will be implemented
any time soon?

I was playing with a ShowXML / ReadXML library. It would be much easier
for users if they could just write

instance ShowXML MyData
instance ReadXML MyData

rather than having to use DrIFT.

Just wondering.