[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Top Level <-

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Aug 30 14:19:54 EDT 2008

On 2008 Aug 30, at 6:28, Adrian Hey wrote:
> Ganesh Sittampalam wrote:
>> How do the implementers of Data.Unique know that they musn't let  
>> them be serialised/deserialised?
> Because if you could take a String and convert it to a Unique there
> would be no guarantee that result was *unique*.
>> What stops the same rule from applying to Data.Random?
> Well the only data type defined by this is StdGen, which is a Read/ 
> Show
> instance. I guess there's no semantic problem with that (can't think  
> of
> one off hand myself).

You *want* to be able to reproduce a given random seed, for  
simulations and the like.

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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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