[Haskell-cafe] Don't make 'show*' functions

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Fri Dec 26 15:51:24 EST 2008

On Fri, 26 Dec 2008, Jeff Heard wrote:

> I don't think that making Show a type class was a mistake.  I think
> that we have long since overloaded the meaning of Show and made it
> ambiguous.  There are multiple distinct reasons people use Show, and
> this gets confusing.  It would be good if we as a community tried to
> nail down these different meanings that people tend to attach to Show
> and fork out new type classes that each encompass those meanings.


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