patch applied (cabal): First pass at parsing .cabal files as UTF8

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Mon Feb 25 18:06:27 EST 2008

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 01:26:52PM -0800, Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> duncan.coutts:
> > 
> > It's no use pretending that readFile returns Unicode, it just doesn't
> > (except on Hugs which does it properly). GHC is not going to catch up on
> > this any time soon.
> Why don't we use the existing, portable UTF8 IO package?

I'd much rather we fix the IO library that's already in the corelibs
than add a second one to work around it.

I wonder if that's suitable for a SoC project?


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