Data.Monoid: Add (<>) as a synonym for mappend
This proposal was, I think, originally suggested by Jules Bean. The idea is to add two functions to the
(<+), corresponding to different uses of
mappend. These should not be methods of the
Monoid typeclass, but top-level functions.
I hope (but slightly doubt) that the visual nature of the two operators might help to counter the thought that monoids are just for gluing things together.
(+>) :: (Monoid a) => a -> a -> a a +> b = a `mappend` b (<+) :: (Monoid a) => a -> a -> a a <+ b = b `mappend` a infixl 4 +> infixl 4 <+
Proposed deadline: two weeks.
If this looks reasonable, I'll attach darcs patches.