Making decisions

Edward Kmett ekmett at
Thu May 23 10:23:18 CEST 2013

Note, the haskell98 and haskell2010 packages would be unaffected by this
proposal as it stands.

The (repeatedly raised in this thread) Applicative as a superclass of Monad
situation on the other hand, sadly does impact them.


On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 4:19 AM, Henning Thielemann <
lemming at> wrote:

> On Thu, 23 May 2013, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>   So there's a decision-making vacuum for the "GHC HQ" libraries.  If
>> that's the case, then the best thing is for GHC HQ to get out of the way!
> In the special case of adding Traversable and Foldable to Prelude, it
> worries me that it is about changing Prelude. I am more relaxed about
> changes to 'base'. However, since Prelude is part of the Haskell 98 and
> Haskell 2010 specification, I thought that changing Prelude could also be
> decided by the Haskell Prime committee.
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