patch applied (haskell-prime-status): add overloaded string literals

Wolfgang Jeltsch g9ks157k at
Fri Apr 11 10:19:26 EDT 2008

Am Dienstag, 1. April 2008 00:31 schrieb Simon Marlow:
> Mon Mar 31 15:31:44 PDT 2008  Simon Marlow <simonmarhaskell at>
>   * add overloaded string literals
>     M ./status.hs +2


although I like overloaded string literals very much, I see one problem with 
the current implementation of them in GHC.  It’s the class name “IsString”.  
No other Haskell class name I know starts with “Is”; we don’t 
have “IsNum”, “IsMonad”, etc.

Would it be possible to change the class name “IsString” to something 
different?  Would it be possible to remove the type alias “String” and 
let “String” be the class name?  Can I add this remark somewhere on the wiki?

Best wishes,

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