[Haskell-cafe] Does anybody dislike implicit params as much as I do?

Jules Bean jules at jellybean.co.uk
Fri Mar 13 06:37:33 EDT 2009

Thomas Hartman wrote:
> http://blog.patch-tag.com/2009/03/09/implicitparams-are-evil-thoughts-on-adapting-gitit/
> I understand there are arguments for using IPs, but after this
> experience, the ImplicitParams extension is a "code smell" for me.

It's not just you. Implicit parameters are a scourge on the language.

I think there are also some subtle annoyances with how they make 
apparently 'safe' program rearrangements unsafe, by pushing around "let 
?foo = bar in ..." bindings.

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