re-opening a closed stdin?

Albert Lai
22 Nov 2002 17:03:28 -0500

"Simon Marlow" <> writes:

> One reason, I think, is lazy I/O(*).  It's to stop you accidentally


> (*) kill it! die! die!

So you want
  main = readFile "/dev/zero" >> return ()
to terminate violantly rather than terminate peacefully? :)

Seriously, I understand that the IO monad is the most intuitive and
robust when it is strict.  But sometimes it is also nice if one could
map a file to a lazy string.