[Haskell-cafe] overlapping instance error -- need help using
instance Monoid (Sum a) where a is a map of "money" values
David Menendez
dave at zednenem.com
Sun Jan 20 02:10:22 EST 2008
On Jan 20, 2008 12:56 AM, Thomas Hartman <tphyahoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> The code below compiles as given, however if I uncomment the tSM
> function I get the overlapping instance error mentioned in the subject
> line.
>
> Can someone give me advice on how to do what I want to do?
>
> basically I want to add, for example, (USD,1) and (USD,2) and (Euro,3)
> and get result
>
> fromList [(USD,3), (Euro,3)]
>
> the datatypes below are more verbose but the above is the basic idea
>
> thanks!
>
> thomas.
>
> *****
>
> module TransactionRows {- ( mkTransactionRows,TransactionRows ) -} where
> import Data.Monoid
> import Data.List
> import qualified Data.Map as M
>
> data Currency a = Currency a
> deriving ( Show, Eq, Ord )
> data Money c a = Money ( M.Map c a )
> deriving Show
> instance (Num a, Ord c)=> Monoid ( Sum (Money c a) ) where
> mempty = Sum ( Money M.empty )
> Sum ( Money m1 ) `mappend` Sum ( Money m2 ) = Sum (Money m1
> `plusmoney` Money m2)
This is the overlap. Data.Monoid already defines an instance for Monoid (Sum
a), so it's going to overlap with your Monoid (Sum (Money c a)).
Unless you're planning to define more than one Monoid for Money, I suggest
skipping Sum entirely.
--
Dave Menendez <dave at zednenem.com>
<http://www.eyrie.org/~zednenem/>
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