[Haskell-cafe] Eta Reduction

Dan Doel dan.doel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 15:56:40 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Edward Kmett <ekmett at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is where the data type contexts came from. They were originally
> motivated by the needs of the no-longer existent Seq class, and then
> subverted to make Complex less useful than it otherwise could be. ;)

This is wrong. Data type contexts existed in the Haskell 1.0 report, and
Ratio and Complex used them there. Strict fields didn't exist until 1.3.

-- Dan
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