[Haskell-beginners] IO String and String using readFile

Yugesh Kothari kothariyugesh at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 03:35:14 UTC 2019


I am trying to read data from a file.
When I do-
ghci> contents <- readFile "file.txt"
ghci> words contents

Then everything works.

The same thing when done in a .hs file gives an IO String vs [String] error.

Why is that so?
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