[Haskell-cafe] instance Binary UTCTime (Was: Oprhan instances)

Joachim Breitner mail at joachim-breitner.de
Thu Nov 26 15:27:53 EST 2009

Dear Ashley Yakeley,

Am Donnerstag, den 26.11.2009, 20:32 +0100 schrieb Daniel Fischer:
> Am Donnerstag 26 November 2009 19:44:11 schrieb Joachim Breitner:
> > Or how would you proceed if you need a Binary instance (from package
> > binary) for UTCTime (from package date), as I do in arbtt?

I need instance Binary UTCTime for my project, and instances for the
other data types would be handy as well.
If you consider such an instance of general use, it would be nice if
you'd upload a new version of your package with that instance to hackage
Otherwise, I'll use an instance in my own package.
Please let me know your decision,


PS at -cafe:
I still have doubts that this approach will scale as hackage grows. We’d
get a lot more dependencies than we have now, and still would face this
problem every now and then. Or do you really want packages that provide
data types (like time) depend on all the libraries that do some kind of
conversion (binary, html, xhtml, json, yaml, etc.)?

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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