default instance for IsString

J. Garrett Morris jgmorris at
Mon Apr 23 20:34:13 CEST 2012

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Yitzchak Gale <gale at> wrote:
> In addition, OverloadedStrings is unsound.

No.  OverloadedStrings treats string literals as applications of
fromString to character list constants.  fromString can throw errors,
just like fromInteger; this is no less sound than any Haskell function
throwing an exception.


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