Proposal: fix Enum Double instance

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Sat Jul 6 19:12:21 CEST 2013

On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Twan van Laarhoven wrote:

> I would like to make a counterproposal in the Enum Double debate: Instead of 
> deprecating or removing the instances, how about just fixing them?
> A perfect instance for Enum Double is not possible, because arithmetic is 
> inexact. But you can actually get awfully close. I.e. instead of allowing the 
> final value to be at most step/2 past the end, we can allow it to be at most 
> about 2e-16*step past the end. In many practical applications this is close 
> enough to not be a problem.

That is, it will make problems with numerical inaccuracies more seldom, 
i.e. harder to detect?

Why is it important to use the enumFrom* functions, i.e. [x..] syntax? Why 
not using 'takeWhile (<y) $ iterate (d+) x' ?

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