Control.Monad proposal: Add whenJust

Ben Millwood haskell at
Sun May 12 11:11:01 CEST 2013

On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 02:58:29AM +0200, Henning Thielemann wrote:
>On Sat, 11 May 2013, Simon Hengel wrote:
>>On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 06:15:53PM +0100, Ben Millwood wrote:
>>>Maybe what we really need to do is work out why Data.Foldable is so
>>>maligned, and sort out the import conflicts so it's easier to use.
>>Yes, sorting out the import conflicts would be awesome.
>There are no import conflicts if you import properly ...

That has its own problems – if every substantial patch involves touching 
the import list, your patches don't merge. If instead of explicit import 
lists you use qualification, then everyone names the module themselves 
(no-one wants to write Data.Foldable) and possibly names it different 
things (my habit is initial letters, until I need to import Data.Text 
and Data.Traversable...)

You can mostly minimise harm by only hiding specific things, but that's 
still more effort than I feel like I should have to go to. I think if we 
decide that the Foldable approach is useful enough to go in base, we 
should not make it a second-class citizen.

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