MTL vs Transformers. Any status update?
ganesh at earth.li
Sat Nov 28 16:14:51 EST 2009
On Sat, 28 Nov 2009, Thomas DuBuisson wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 8:56 AM, Ross Paterson <ross at soi.city.ac.uk> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 04:40:49PM +0000, Duncan Coutts wrote:
>>> Could someone remind me why it's better for use to ask everyone to
>>> switch to monads-fd / transformers rather than to mtl-2? Does that make
>>> the transition easier?
>> The problem is that transformers and mtl use the same module names,
>> such as Control.Monad.Identity. Unless one of these packages is hidden,
>> people using ghci or ghc --make will have problems.
> I've happily used LANGUAGE PackageImports to handle transformer / mtl
> conflicts. I don't see why either one must change their module names
> and there are obvious disadvantages.
Is there long-term value in having both packages, if mtl ends up as just
re-exporting pieces of transformers+monads-fd? I guess it reduces the
dependencies people have to declare, but that seems marginal to me.
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