[Haskell-cafe] Alternative Preludes

Hilco Wijbenga hilco.wijbenga at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 06:22:51 UTC 2018

Hi all,

I've been looking for a different Prelude to, at minimum, default to
Text instead of String but I'm sure there are other things that would
be helpful. E.g., less focus on lists.

I had a look at [1] and protolude, classy-prelude, basic-prelude,
foundation, safe-prelude, and rio all seem interesting. Maybe even

I'm an advanced beginner (I don't think I qualify as intermediate
yet). Going by [1], classy-prelude might not be such a good idea
because of "scary error messages". And, I'm guessing, I would need to
know Haskell better to take advantage of base-noprelude?

I would like to know your thoughts/suggestions/opinions/ideas. Also,
if there are other preludes that might be of interest, do tell!


[1] https://guide.aelve.com/haskell/alternative-preludes-zr69k1hc

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