6.12.1rc1: non-Latin filenames in GHCi

Chryssochoidis Christos christosc at me.com
Tue Oct 20 11:55:50 EDT 2009

On 20 Οκτ 2009, at 3:08 μ.μ., Simon Marlow wrote:
> It's not to do with Haskeline.  The real underlying problem is that  
> our filesystem APIs on Unix interpret FilePath as [Word8] without  
> doing any encoding/decoding; they just strip off all but the low 8  
> bits of each Char.  This is a long-standing problem, and won't be  
> solved properly until we switch to an abstract FilePath type, but  
> that's a big change that will break lots of code.
> Lots more good discussion here:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/3456
> If there were a filePathToString function we could use it in GHC to  
> fix the above glitch.
> Cheers,
> 	Simon

Understood. Thank you very much for the pointer and your response.

C. Chryssochoidis

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