[Haskell-cafe] Type trickery

Lauri Alanko la at iki.fi
Wed Mar 16 15:06:58 CET 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:05:56PM +0000, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> >withContainer ∷ (∀ s. Container s → α) → α

> Hmm, yes. That will work, but I wonder if there's some way of doing
> this that doesn't limit the scope of the container to one single
> span of code...

You can just pack the container into an existential and pass that
around freely. Only the use of cursors is limited into a scope where
the owning container's type variable is visible (which you get by
unpacking the existential).


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