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

Simon Jakobi simon.jakobi at
Tue Jan 3 14:22:13 UTC 2017

2017-01-03 15:11 GMT+01:00 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.

I have to agree that the feedback on this mailing list was IMHO a bit
less than "overwhelmingly positive" so far. There was some feedback on
the r/haskell thread [1] where I had linked my proposal, and that was
IMO quite enthusiastic.


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