[Haskell] Long live Edison

Jean-Philippe Bernardy jeanphilippe.bernardy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 07:19:46 EST 2006

As you might know, I've been working on a class-based framework API to
accomodate existing collection types, which I intend to be used in
place of the concrete modules APIs. It can be found here:


By all means, I'd be interested to have your feedback on my design. I
don't mean that there can exist only one, but I guess we can benefit
from each other's ideas.


On 2/21/06, Malcolm Wallace <Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk> wrote:
> Robert Dockins <robdockins at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > On Feb 20, 2006, at 5:19 PM, ajb at spamcop.net wrote:
> > >
> > > Data.Set, Data.Map, Data.Hash and the various Array interfaces are
> > > all inconsistent in subtle ways, so whatever you do, do not take
> > > them as the ideal to which Edison should aspire.
> >
> > This is all true.  The main advantage that the current Data.* APIs
> > have is that people use them ;-)
> And AFAIK the only reason people use them is because they are widely
> distributed, not because they are a perfect design.  I certainly have
> reservations about the Data.* APIs, such as the left bias and so on,
> and personally preferred the older Data.FiniteMap API.
> Regards,
>    Malcolm
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