The template-default package

[Tags:bsd3, library]

Declaring instances of the Default type class has always been pretty mechanical. This package makes the compiler do the mechanical bit. This has the benefit that even less thought is required, and the instance will automatically be corrected when the definition of the data type changes (say, to add more arguments to the constructor). Usage looks like this, for example:

 (-# LANGUAGE TemplateHaskell #-)
 import Data.Default.TH
 data List a = Nil | Cons a (List a)
 deriveDefault ''List

This example results in the following instance:

 instance Data.Default.Default (List a_ad2) where
   Data.Default.def = Nil


Versions 0.1, 0.1.1, 0.1.2
Dependencies base (>=3 && <6), data-default, template-haskell (>=2.4 && <2.11) [details]
License BSD3
Copyright Daniel Wagner 2012
Author Daniel Wagner
Maintainer Daniel Wagner <>
Stability Unknown
Category Data
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Uploaded Fri Jun 3 05:31:47 UTC 2016 by DanielWagner
Distributions NixOS:0.1.2
Downloads 575 total (5 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs not available [build log]
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  • Data
    • Default
      • Data.Default.TH


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