[Haskell-cafe] Error in the GHC documentation for the IsList class ?

David Virebayre dav.vire+haskell at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 13:05:29 UTC 2014

In section, the documentation describes the IsList class, then
goes on writing about a FromList class ( "The FromList class and its
methods are intended to be used in conjunction with the
OverloadedLists extension.")

Later it's written :

It is perfectly fine to declare new instances of IsList, so that list
notation becomes useful for completely new data types. Here are
several example instances:
instance FromList [a] where


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