[Haskell-cafe] pi

Jonathan Cast jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Thu Oct 11 11:37:02 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 11:22 +0200, jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr
> My last word (promise!) on the subject, especially addressed to Jonathan
> Cast, who writes: 
> > To wit, I'm still failing to understand what your position is. 
> I quote the Master: 
> Lennart:
> > Come on people!  This discussion is absurd.  The numeric classes in 
> > Haskell have a lot of choices that are somewhat arbitrary.  
> > Just live with it.  If pi has a default or not has no practical 
> > consequences.
> My position is: don't put rubbish into the Prelude!
> Swelling the standard environment with useless stuff has two consequences,
> it pollutes the name space, and slows down the learning process of the
> language, since many newbies will try to learn those useless quirks.
> So, no default, and no class membership. But, as LA says, we can live with,
> we have more important sorrows, all of us... 

Clear enough.


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