Old code broken by new Typeable class

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 17:59:26 UTC 2014

On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Volker Wysk <verteiler at volker-wysk.de>

> Am Dienstag, 5. August 2014, 12:46:23 schrieb Carter Schonwald:
> > i assume 7.6 and 7.8, if we're talking GHC rather than GCC :)
> >
> > in 7.8 you can't define userland typeable instances, you need only write
> > deriving (Typeable) and you're all set.
> > add some CPP to select the instances suitable
> So you need to be able to change the definition of the data type, in order
> to
> add deriving (Typeable). It's not possible to add a Typeable instance
> declaration later.

Are you sure? There is a standalone deriving syntax.

    deriving instance Typeable ProcessStatus


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