[Haskell-cafe] Alternate instance Show (Maybe a)?

Sergey Zaharchenko doublef-ctm at yandex.ru
Fri Feb 2 15:10:13 EST 2007

Hello list,

Suppose I want show Nothing to return "", and show (Just foo) return
show foo. I don't seem to be able to. Looks like I either have to use
some other function name, like `mShow', or have to import Prelude hiding
Maybe, reimplement Maybe, write all the other useful instances (Functor,
Monad) for it, etc. Not particularly hard, but looks ugly. Isn't there a
better solution? I recall some discussion about this, but can't find it
in the archives...


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