Proposal: Make `NFData` a fundamental/primitive type-class (by making `deepseq` a GHC-boot package)
ganesh at earth.li
Wed Aug 24 23:53:07 CEST 2011
On 24/08/2011 22:38, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 03:23:04PM +0200, Gregory Collins wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Herbert Valerio Riedel <hvr at gnu.org> wrote:
>>> Make `NFData` a fundamental/primitive type-class
>>> (by making `deepseq` a GHC-boot package)
>>> Moreover, this would pave the way for a future proposal to merge the
>>> `deepseq` into `base` at some later point.
>> I'm strongly in favour of this also. IIRC Ian was the one who objected
>> most strenuously last time. What sayest thou, Ian?
> In general, my opinion is still that we should be trying to make base
> smaller, not larger. Some stats:
Are you also opposed to making deepseq a GHC-boot package? Any
subsequent proposal to merge it into base could be countered at that
point with an alternative proposal to move other things out of base
instead and have them depend on deepseq.
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