Proposal: Remove Num superclass of Bits

Bas van Dijk v.dijk.bas at
Sat Oct 29 03:43:22 CEST 2011

On 15 October 2011 11:56, Bas van Dijk <v.dijk.bas at> wrote:
> On 15 October 2011 00:01, Ian Lynagh <igloo at> wrote:
>> Removing the Num superclass of Bits was also mentioned, but that would
>> need its own proposal.
> Ok, I would like to propose removing the Num superclass of Bits.
> This would, for example, enable Vectors to get an instance for Bits:
> Discussion period: the usual 2 weeks (29 Oct.)
> Regards,
> Bas

The deadline for this proposal has passed.

I summarized the discussion and provided a patch for base and ghc in:



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