proposal #3335: make some Applicative functions into methods,
and split off Data.Functor
johan.tibell at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 09:03:33 EDT 2009
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Ross Paterson <ross at soi.city.ac.uk> wrote:
> Although (<$) is now a method of the Functor class, it is hidden in the
> re-export by the Prelude, Control.Monad and Monad. The new module
> Data.Functor exposes the full class, plus the function (<$>). These are
> also re-exported by Control.Applicative.
Could we come up with some policy on what goes in Control.* versus Data.*?
As we add more and more modules that fits in both categories it's becoming
increasingly hard to remember what lives where. Using both Data and Control
gives import lists an ugly asymmetry:
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