[Haskell-cafe] Re: Data.Ring -- Pre-announce

John Van Enk vanenkj at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 16:13:20 EST 2009

I've decided to settle on Data.CircularList. The renamed git repository is


On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Twan van Laarhoven <twanvl at gmail.com>wrote:

> John Van Enk wrote:
>> Hi Heinrich,
>> I think I like Ring more than Necklace or Tom's suggestion of Circular. I
>> chose Ring simply because that's what I was searching for when I wanted the
>> data structure. The package will be named data-ring, so that should
>> hopefully be enough to clue in the user that it's not dealing with the
>> mathematical concept.
> The mathematical concept would likely also go in Data, unfortunately. See
> for example Data.Monoid. If someone does at a Ring class sometime, it is
> very likely to go into Data.Ring, which would lead to conflicts. In fact it
> already exists, see the "monoids" package [1]
> I would prefer the name RingList or CircularList. As long as you put the
> word "ring" in the package description users will still find it when
> searching on hackage.
> [1]
> http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/monoids/0.1.25/doc/html/Data-Ring.html
> Twan
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