[Haskell-cafe] Call for discussion: OverloadedLists extension

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Sun Sep 23 17:34:22 CEST 2012

* Heinrich Apfelmus <apfelmus at quantentunnel.de> [2012-09-23 10:51:26+0200]
> Unfortunately, making literals polymorphic does not always achieve
> the desired effect of reducing syntax. In fact, they can instead
> increase syntax! In other words, I would like to point out that there
> is a trade-off involved: is it worth introducing a small syntactic
> reduction at the cost of both a small additional conceptual
> complexity and some syntactic enlargement elsewhere?

Can't you just disable the extension when you realise that it
makes your life harder?


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