[Haskell-cafe] How to convert number types.

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Mon Dec 31 13:04:52 EST 2007

On Dec 31, 2007, at 12:50 , L.Guo wrote:

> And what is the difference between fromIntegral and fromInteger ?

Integer is a specific single type:  unlimited-precision integers.
Integral is a typeclass which includes, among others:  Integer, Int  
(integers represented in machine words, so either 32 or 64 bits), the  
various Word* types defined in Data.Word (various fixed word sizes  
such as Word8, as distinct from the hardware-preferred one  
represented by Int), and the compatibility types defined in  

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