Proposal for stand-alone deriving declarations?

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at
Thu Oct 5 10:53:34 EDT 2006

| What is not so nice is that you take a new keyword ('for'), which is
| quite likely to have been used as a variable name in existing code.
| does it work out to use one of the 'special' names here?)

The latter is what Bjorn has done.  That is, 'for' is only special in
this one context.  You can use it freely otherwise.  As I understand it

| I think it would be useful to write the proposal in complete detail up
| on the Haskell' wiki.

Yes please.  Bjorn?  (It may just be a qn of transcribing the user
manual stuff you have written.)


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