Ticket #3352 (closed feature request: fixed)
Data.Word should define instances of Random for each type
|Reported by:||kaol||Owned by:||rrnewton|
|Type of failure:||None/Unknown||Difficulty:||Unknown|
|Test Case:||Blocked By:|
I'm forwarding Debian bug http://bugs.debian.org/533022 for your consideration.
Data.Word defines signed and unsigned integer types for various bit sizes. It would help if Data.Word made each type an instance of Random. Per http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Orphan_instance , such an instance should appear either in System.Random or Data.Word, and it makes more sense to do the latter.