[Haskell-cafe] Re: The instability of Haskell libraries

Christopher Lane Hinson lane at downstairspeople.org
Tue Apr 27 10:54:43 EDT 2010

I'm so sorry.  I mean to say that there is no part of the standard prelude that is the "numeric" part.  I was aware of the numeric-prelude package, which is good work and deserves recognition.


On Tue, 27 Apr 2010, Henning Thielemann wrote:

> Christopher Lane Hinson schrieb:
>> On Tue, 27 Apr 2010, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
>>>> I despair that a better Numeric hierarchy will never make it into
>>>> Haskell.
>>> I thought the main reason for that was that nobody could agree on a
>>> "better" hierarchy that was actually usable.  (Nobody wants to chain
>>> 10 typeclasses together to get work done.)
>> I think that there is a way to do this so that everyone can be happy, if
>> hassled.
>> But GHC already has what we need to define our own numeric preludes.
>> What we don't have is any numeric prelude at all.
> NumericPrelude does not count as numeric prelude? :-(
>  http://hackage.haskell.org/package/numeric-prelude/

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