Simon Marlow simonmar at
Wed Jan 10 09:38:25 EST 2001

> > > Is anybody actually depending on the old `CString'?  Or is
> > > everybody using `PackedString' instead?
> > 
> > I don't believe anyone is using PackedString, except for Regex which
> > arguably should be using CString instead.  I'd like to see a simpler
> > PackedString which just corresponded to ByteArrays.
> The nhc98 compiler uses PackedString extensively.  The interface is
> very standard - all of ghc, hbc, and nhc98 support it.  Change the
> implementation by all means if you wish, but not the interface.

Not a problem.  I wasn't suggesting changing the interface, sorry for
the confusion.


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