Kind Demotion

Richard Eisenberg eir at
Mon Sep 17 05:12:37 CEST 2012

If you squint at it the right way, TypeRep looks like such a type *. I believe José Pedro Magalhães is working on a revision to the definition of TypeRep incorporating kind polymorphism, etc., but the current TypeRep might work for you.

Your idea intersects various others I've been thinking about/working on. What's the context/application?


On Sep 16, 2012, at 7:09 PM, Ashley Yakeley wrote:

> Now that we have type promotion, where certain types can become kinds, I find myself wanting kind demotion, where kinds are also types. So for instance there would be a '*' type, and all types of kind * would be demoted to values of it. Is that feasible?
> -- Ashley Yakeley
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