Ticket #4159 (closed proposal: fixed)
move Monad and MonadFix instances for Either from mtl to base
These patches move the Monad and MonadFix? instances for Either (currently in the mtl package) to Control.Monad.Instances and Control.Monad.Fix respectively (both in the base package). The Monad instance is still an orphan, to retain Haskell 98 compatibility, but the MonadFix? instance is together with its class. The Error constraint is removed from both instances, and the default definition of fail is used.
Discussion deadline: 20th July 2010