String literals

Ashley Yakeley ashley at
Tue Nov 14 20:02:05 EST 2006

As long as no-one is tempted to create "instance IsChar Word8", I'll be 

Have you considered possible type ambiguity issues? There may be a case 
for generalising "++" to the Monoid class, but that might not work well 
with this.

-- Ashley Yakeley

Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> There will never be any implicit conversion.  Any overloading you create 
> will have to decide how to treat the [Char].
>     -- Lennart
> On Nov 14, 2006, at 17:42 , Ashley Yakeley wrote:
>> Lennart Augustsson wrote:
>>> I think it's time that string literals got overloaded just like 
>>> numeric literals.
>> I'm suspicious, but as long as a Char is never ever implicitly 
>> coverted to an integer type such as Word8, I suppose it might be OK.
>> I will rant about this on request.
>> --Ashley Yakeley
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