transformers versus mtl

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Sat Mar 21 17:38:59 EDT 2009

On Sat, 21 Mar 2009, Ross Paterson wrote:

>> Are there any problems with adding transformers and monads-fd to
>> extralibs pending the Haskell Platform being ready?
> That should work, but that wouldn't be till September/October.  I'm not
> sure what the HP schedule is.  Another possibility is to upload mtl-2.0
> as a compatibility layer.

We already found out, that compatibility to mtl cannot be achieved with a 
package based on transformers. So why shall we rewrite mtl in terms of 
transformers+monad-fd at all? I welcome advertising transformers+monad-fd, 
but I don't see the benefits of breaking mtl.

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