[Haskell-cafe] Taking over `data-default-*`

Lana Black lanablack at amok.cc
Tue May 8 09:06:31 UTC 2018

On May 8, 2018 9:02:17 AM UTC, Christopher Allen <cma at bitemyapp.com> wrote:
>Is this something folks still think is a good idea? I purge
>Data.Default from projects I work on.
>On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 3:58 AM, Marco Zocca <zocca.marco at gmail.com>
>> Dear all,
>>   I've been increasingly relying on data-default-class, but sadly it
>> doesn't look like it's currently maintained; there are some tickets
>> the github issue tracker that would need some attention.
>> I have tried contacting the authro/current maintainer Lukas Mai
>> by email but have not received an answer so far (I hope he's doing
>> well, btw).
>> This is my first public request for taking over the `data-default`
>> family of packages:
>> data-default-class
>> data-default-instances-base
>> data-default-instances-containers
>> data-default-instances-dlist
>> data-default-instances-old-locale
>> data-default
>> Kind regards,
>> Marco Zocca
>> (http://hackage.haskell.org/user/ocramz)
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It is sometimes useful for things like configuration, where a proper Monoid instance would be tricky and unnecessary. Other than this, I don't know of any legitimate uses.

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