[Haskell-cafe] Re: PROPOSAL: Some more 'Applicative' combinators

Sterling Clover s.clover at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 01:21:46 EST 2008

The more general question, which stems from a certain degree of  
ignorance on my part, is what uses folks have found for Alternative  
at all outside of parsing.


On Jan 8, 2008, at 4:43 AM, apfelmus wrote:

> Iavor Diatchki wrote:
>> Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
>>> Why not make the task specificity clearer, with a separate
>>> Control.Applicative.Parsing module?
> +1
>> Now _this_ would definitely suggest that they are only good for
>> parsing which would be misleading.
> Would it? I mean, I currently don't know a second use case for  
> them. Preferably, the names like  skipMany , endBy , sepBy etc.  
> should still make sense in the new context.
> Regards,
> apfelmus
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