Proposal: Improving the IsString String instance
Herbert Valerio Riedel
hvr at gnu.org
Mon Aug 26 21:16:13 CEST 2013
On 2013-08-26 at 19:39:40 +0200, Henning Thielemann wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Aug 2013, Henning Thielemann wrote:
>> This "opting in" already exists: Just put a space between o and the
>> quotation mark and define "o = fromString". It's Haskell 98.
> I was wrong: You even don't need the space between o and ".
it's almost perfect imho, except maybe for the minor issue that you will
have to surround string literals with () or use $ sometimes, as in
length (o"Overloaded String")
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