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

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Tue Jan 3 21:51:30 UTC 2017

On Wed, 4 Jan 2017, Artyom wrote:

> However, not everyone is an experienced programmer and not everyone is 
> solving Real-World Problems with Haskell. Some people just want to have 
> fun when they are programming, and maybe get something useful as a 
> result. In my experience, nothing kills fun better than having to unwrap 
> and chain Maybes, add dozens of imports, insert `error`s and so on 
> whenever you don't care about failure, etc etc etc.

You could just ignore the deprecation warnings like you ignore type 
defaulting warnings for numbers in GHCi.

> I'm glad that qualified imports exist, and I also think it would be good 
> if there was a GHC flag banning unqualified imports.

There is -fwarn-missing-import-lists.

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