new i/o library

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Wed Feb 1 06:26:45 EST 2006

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:

> moreover - we can implement locking as special "converter" type, that
> can be applied to any mutable object - stream, collection, counter.
> that allows to simplify implementations and add locking only to those
> Streams where we really need it. like these:
> h <- openFD "test"
>        >>= addUsingOfSelect
>        >>= addBuffering 65536
>        >>= addCharEncoding utf8
>        >>= attachUserData dictionary
>        >>= addLocking

This is really nice - exactly what I'd like to see in the I/O library. 
The trick is making it perform well, though...  but I'm sure that's your 
main focus too.

Still, I'm not sure that putting both input and output streams in the 
same type is the right thing, I seem to remember a lot of things being 
simpler with them separate.


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