Proposal: add conversion functions to Data.Fixed.

Yitzchak Gale gale at
Sat Dec 1 21:11:57 CET 2012

Jeff Shaw wrote:

> In my work I've run into an annoyance: Data.Fixed.Fixed does not have a
>> Binary instance in the binary package.
Ashley Yakeley wrote:

>  Just to be clear, this is a modification of binary, not Data.Fixed in
> base, is that correct?

Hmm, I had understood just the opposite:
that the proposal was to add fromFixed/toFixed
to Data.Fixed, motivated by the difficulty of things
like writing a Binary instance.

So I hope the proposer responds soon. This proposal
will not get very far unless it is completely clear
what is being proposed.

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