Haskell Foldable Wats

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Tue Mar 22 09:22:09 UTC 2016

On Wed, 24 Feb 2016, amindfv at gmail.com wrote:

>     What happened in the FTP was that the libraries@ had a heated 
> discussion, the issue was taken to the users and to a vote, and we ended 
> up with a clear message from users: 80% voted in one direction.

And the community as a whole is still not happy.

>     My suspicion is that on this issue too, libraries@ is more divided 
> than the community is. I suggest we try to put this issue to bed, and if 
> ~80% of the community says they don't want these instances, then yes -- 
> core libraries should use Writer instead of redefining their own 
> instance for (,). Similarly, if ~80% want the instances, we can grumble 
> that users are wrong but democracy has spoken.

That's not democracy, but majority.

I think we need other ways for making decisions. I had already proposed 

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