Proposal: Improving the IsString String instance

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Mon Aug 26 00:16:24 CEST 2013

On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 05:02:10PM -0400, Edward Kmett wrote:
> The issue is that length "abc", splitAt 2 "abc", and dozens of other tools
> just stop working for anyone who turns on OverloadedStrings right now.

Would/could this be better addressed by changing
ghci/ExtendedDefaultRules such that the ambiguous uses would be
defaulted to String?


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