[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] View patterns in GHC: Request?for?feedback

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Fri Jul 27 16:16:26 EDT 2007

On 2007-07-27, David Roundy <droundy at darcs.net> wrote:
> The solution is to add explicit to the constructor for all single-argument
> constructors (except perhaps occasionally when you actually want explicit
> construction of objects).
> The reasoning behind this, of course, is to allow nice interactions of
> home-made classes such as complex numbers, or string classes (which you
> might want to be automatically constructed from string constants).

I'd have thought that adding an "implicit" keyword would make more
sense, and only do conversions then.  But I forget, C++.

Aaron Denney

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