[Haskell-cafe] Selective deriving

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 05:04:13 UTC 2017

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:51 PM, Rui Azevedo <ruihfazevedo at gmail.com>
> I don't know if there is some extension that already does this, or any
> other method of doing it.
> My search on deriving ghc mechanisms and extensions gave me no
> satisfactory results.
> the point is to have some "help" on derivation or some sort of derivation.
> actual derivation schema seems to require that all members (constructor
> arguments) instantiate the deriving class. This is the way of doing it for
> classes like Eq, works for Show and Ord but eventually it is a very strong
> requirement even for Eq sometimes. Of course I can do a manual derivation
> to state something else, and that sometimes can be frustrating because the
> derivations are way trivial and susceptible of automation.
> There is no fancy things added, its all standard haskell, user could
> laboriously type this.

You might be interested in
a first cut is slated for ghc 8.2.1, for which a first release candidate is
planned for later this month.

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