[Haskell-cafe] Re: Elevator pitch for Haskell.

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Mon Sep 10 01:34:28 EDT 2007

On 2007-09-08, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:
> All these things are minor. The Prelude numeric classes aren't
> "broken" - they don't quite match what a mathematician might have
> picked, but its certainly easy enough to do numeric operations!

They can be used, but they don't break down in nice ways to make
extensions easier, precisely because they don't match what a
mathematician would have picked.  They are indeed broken.

Aaron Denney

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