[Mid-discussion Summary] Proposal: add new Data.Bits.Bits(bitZero) method

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 17:57:21 UTC 2014

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:41 PM, Henning Thielemann <
schlepptop at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:

> Am 24.02.2014 18:34, schrieb Twan van Laarhoven:
>  I agree with Edward that it would be better to reserve 'zero' for
>> something like an additive identity.
> Why would you want to reserve Bits.zero for an additive zero? This makes
> no sense.

There is something vaguely smelly about specifically omitting the context

> it is an annoyingly common name to take for
> such an often unqualified import.

in the original message. Yes, we're quite aware you do not consider it
legitimate. Distorting someone else's meaning to press your point is also
not legitimate.

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