[Haskell-cafe] Sillyness in the standard libs.

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Mon Nov 19 16:43:38 EST 2007

On Nov 19, 2007, at 16:06 , Arthur van Leeuwen wrote:

> here is a puzzle for you: try converting a  
> System.Posix.Types.EpochTime into either a
> System.Time.CalendarTime or a Data.Time.Clock.UTCTime without going  
> through
> read . show or a similar detour through strings.

fromEnum and/or toEnum are helpful for this kind of thing, and I am  
occasionally tempted to bind "cast = toEnum . fromEnum" because I  
need it so much.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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