[Haskell-cafe] Why no Floating instance for Data.Fixed / Data.Fixed.Binary

Douglas McClean douglas.mcclean at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 02:08:42 UTC 2015

I'd certainly be happy to do it, I'm just concerned that it would be
actively unwanted for a reason that I can't see.

I will look in to what the procedures are for contributing to base.

It wasn't my intention to beg the internet to do it for me.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 5:49 PM, Albert Y. C. Lai <trebla at vex.net> wrote:

> On 2015-04-13 11:31 AM, Douglas McClean wrote:
>> I'm wondering why the decision was made not to have a Floating instance
>> for Data.Fixed.
> I have always found economics to be a powerful answer to this kind of
> questions. That is, perhaps simply, there has not been sufficient incentive
> for anyone to do the work. For example, do you want to do it?
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