Behavior of fromInteger on out-of-range arguments

Simon Peyton-Jones
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 09:25:58 -0800

| It'd be lovely if the Haskell report took a stand on the=20
| issue, but I suspect that may be too much to hope for. =20

Actually, it'd be an easy, non-destablising change to make
to the Report to specify the behaviour of the Int instance of
fromInteger on numbers larger than will fit in an Int.

If a consensus emerges I'm quite happy to enshrine it in H98.