[Haskell-cafe] No Enum for (,), no Enum or Bounded for Either

Andrew Martin andrew.thaddeus at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 14:14:57 UTC 2018

The way I understand it is more like: they should be Mutual inverses if the type has fewer inhabitants than Int does, and otherwise, just kind of do the best you can. What about the instance for Integer? 

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> On Jun 2, 2018, at 1:39 AM, Tom Ellis <tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2013 at jaguarpaw.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 01, 2018 at 10:21:45PM +0200, MarLinn wrote:
>>> Sorry, could you explain further?  I don't understand what the
>>> implementation of any of those proposed instances is supposed to be.
>> Sure.
> [...]
>> Hope it's clearer now what I meant.
> It's clearer what you meant, but I always assumed that fromEnum and toEnum
> must be mutually inverse.  I can't see that law written anywhere in the docs
> but it seems to be an almost useless class without that assumption.  The
> default implementations of the other methods seems to be completely based on
> that assumption, for example:
>    http://hackage.haskell.org/package/base-
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