[Fwd: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Implicit newtype unwrapping]
holgersiegel74 at yahoo.de
Thu Dec 3 05:47:07 EST 2009
Am Donnerstag, den 03.12.2009, 01:40 +0100 schrieb Sjoerd Visscher:
> The idea is that there's just enough unwrapping such that you don't
> need to use getDual and appEndo.
Yes, but what does
Dual  `mappend Dual 
mean then? Should it use the Monoid instance of Dual and return
Dual [2, 1]
? Should it unwrap the lists beforehand and re-wrap them afterwards and
Dual [1, 2]
? Should it unwrap the resulting list afterwards and return [1, 2] or
even [2,1] ?
That's not obvious to me.
> On Dec 3, 2009, at 1:25 AM, Holger Siegel wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, den 03.12.2009, 01:16 +0100 schrieb Martijn van
> > Steenbergen:
> >> So here's a totally wild idea Sjoerd and I came up with.
> >> What if newtypes were unwrapped implicitly?
> >> What advantages and disadvantages would it have?
> >> In what cases would this lead to ambiguous code?
> > 1)
> > instance Monoid a => Monoid (Dual a)
> > 2)
> > instance Monoid (Endo a)
> > instance Monoid b => Monoid (a -> b)
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> Sjoerd Visscher
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