Fwd: [Haskell-cafe] Undecideable instances for one instance?
christophe.poucet at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 04:35:46 EDT 2006
You are indeed correct. However I fail to see how there is any
undecideability. If instead one specified it as follows, it would be fine:
class Locatable a b | a -> b, b -> a where
value :: a -> b
wrap :: b -> a
instance Locatatable (Located a) a where
value (L a) = a
wrap a = L a
It compiles fine, yet this is semantically the same.
On 6/7/06, Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Christophe,
> Wednesday, June 7, 2006, 12:27:22 PM, you wrote:
> > global instance of a typeclass (so there is no overlapping), GHC will
> > still complain about overlapping. Is there any reason this is so or is
> GHC compains here about undecidability, not overlapping :)
> > -- Illegal instance declaration for `Locatable a'
> > -- (There must be at least one non-type-variable in the instance head
> > -- Use -fallow-undecidable-instances to permit this)
> > -- In the instance declaration for `Locatable a'
> > Christophe(vincenz)
> Best regards,
> Bulat mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com
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