[Haskell-cafe] language proposal: ad-hoc overloading

Jason Dusek jason.dusek at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 01:16:55 EDT 2008

Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> This quickly boils down to an argument along the lines of
> "Haskell doesn't support container neutrality very well",
> which as I understand it is already a known problem.

  In all fairness, this complaint boils down to "there is no
  container typeclass" -- a nuisance but not a failure of the
  language per se. Likewise, there is no typeclass which
  gathers together the more useful similarities of ByteString
  and String.


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