Proposal: Generalize the RandomGen and Random classes

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at
Thu Oct 7 08:27:33 EDT 2010

On 7 October 2010 23:18, Bas van Dijk <v.dijk.bas at> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 4:33 AM, Antoine Latter <aslatter at> wrote:
>> How many packages on Hackage provide instances for the Random class?
> Around 30 packages.
> See the attachment (a grep for "instance Random " on all direct
> reverse dependencies of 'random') for details.

A lot of those can be removed if Random has instances for Word* by
default.  Is there any reason they aren't already instances?

> P.S.
> I'm not sure yet about this proposal.


Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at

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