[m-dev.] Insts and abstract types.

Michael Day mikeday at bigpond.net.au
Tue May 14 17:12:12 AEST 2002

> In most cases, for values of abstract types, the insts as far as the
> outside world are concerned can be considered as either free, ground or
> unique.  One can also imagine situations where the inst might carry
> extra information, for example in subtyping, but so far such uses are
> very rare.

I have long wanted to store higher order stuff in the standard collections
like queue, does that count as one of the "very rare" uses?


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