[Haskell-cafe] expanded standard lib

brad clawsie clawsie at fastmail.fm
Mon Nov 19 16:29:57 EST 2007

> whereas today the decision is often directed by
> "what is standard?". With this solution we wouldn't have had the FiniteMap
> break, we could choose more equally between different data structure
> collections (say Edison vs. GHC libs), monad libraries, and so on.

this is a good point..."blessing" one library can have a chilling
impact on interesting alternatives.

the exception i would make here is when you are coding to a known
interface or protocol, in which case the matching the spec largely
defines the coding exercise.

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