[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] hashable-generics

dag.odenhall at gmail.com dag.odenhall at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 19:59:34 CET 2012

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM, Herbert Valerio Riedel <hvr at gnu.org> wrote:

> Clark Gaebel <cgaebel at uwaterloo.ca> writes:
> |   There's no disadvantage to having the generic functionality in a
> | separate package, right?

Well for one it means you can't simply write

    instance Class Type

but must write

    instance Class Type where
        forEveryMethod = genericForEveryMethod

and it wouldn't work with the planned generics feature that you could just

    data Type deriving Class

I for one think conditional APIs are all OK; a form of "progressive
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