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

Sittampalam, Ganesh ganesh.sittampalam at credit-suisse.com
Fri Mar 13 07:15:23 EDT 2009

Jules Bean wrote:
> Thomas Hartman wrote:
>> 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 they have a useful place in propagating semi-global
information without imposing huge syntactic overhead. I think using them
in the code referred to in the URL above, where their values are
changed down the call stack, is dangerous.


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