Proposal: Add readMaybe (and possibly readEither) to Prelude, make Haddocks for read more cautionary

David Feuer david.feuer at
Tue Jan 3 14:17:01 UTC 2017

While I don't often agree with Henning, it seems that the notion of
(quasi?)deprecating read is somewhat more popular than the notion of adding
replacements for it.

On Jan 3, 2017 9:12 AM, "Henning Thielemann" <lemming at>

> On Tue, 3 Jan 2017, Edward Kmett wrote:
> From the discussion so far, feedback seems overwhelmingly positive on
>> making the change, so everything I say here just assumes we're going
>> forward.
> I do not understand the feedback this way. There were strong arguments
> against adding and I thought that we do not simply count votes.
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