I'd like to propose my "time-extras" package to be included in the next major release of the Haskell platform.
The "time" package, which is already in the Haskell Platform, is currently restricted to Haskell 98. This means that it cannot, for instance, export instances of the Data class (since this requires Rank2 or RankN).
The "time-extras" package contains functionality that would be in "time" were it not for the 98 restriction. Its version number matches that of "time". Currently, it consists only of Data instances.
I am the author and maintainer of "time" and "time-extras". Everyone is invited to review this proposal, following the standard procedure for proposing and reviewing packages:
You can always find the latest version of this proposal here:
-- Ashley Yakeley