proposal #3335: make some Applicative functions into methods, and split off Data.Functor

Ross Paterson ross at
Tue Jun 30 11:58:13 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:45:50AM -0400, Edward Kmett wrote:
> I've been burned by this myself as well. I also have a set of parser
> combinators that I've been working on that could currently greatly
> benefit from these asymptotically in some places and in the case of a
> bottom up monoidal parser I've been working with, the availability of
> these makes the difference between termination and non-termination
> in some cases.

Ah, but that's changing the meaning, which isn't what these are supposed
to be for.

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