[Haskell-cafe] Bikeshedding request for GHCi's :type

Richard Eisenberg eir at cis.upenn.edu
Mon May 2 20:39:14 UTC 2016

On May 2, 2016, at 4:36 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at seidel.io> wrote:

> Also, I'd suggest making (1) and (2) optional flags for :type rather
> than new top-level commands. The shared prefix already suggests a common
> purpose, printing out the type of something, so why not make it even
> clearer that (1) and (2) are just specializations (heh) of :type?

Others have echoed this and I'm open to the idea. But I, personally, dislike this. All three commands are useful, and I expect I'll want to frequently interleave which one I want during a GHCi session. Controlling via a flag makes this awkward.

But that's just my 2¢.

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