[GHC] #974: Add isLeft, isRight, fromLeft, fromRight, and splitEithers to Data.Either

roconnor at theorem.ca roconnor at theorem.ca
Tue Oct 31 02:34:48 EST 2006

>>> This proposal would add basic functionality to `Either` similar to that
>>> for `Maybe`.  The `splitEithers` function of type `[Either a b] ->
>>> ([a],[b])` is unique; however, it seems to be a widely useful function.
>> This (in my mind) is a parallel to unzip? unzipEithers to me gives a
>> much clearer picture of what is going on here.
> yeah, if its an unzip, then unzipEithers makes more sense.

The function strikes me as more like an instance of partition than unzip. 
I would be satisfied with either splitEithers, unzipEithers, or 
partitionEithers.  My preferences are in that order (partitionEithers 
seems like an awfully long identifier).

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