base package -- goals

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Tue Mar 12 01:00:40 CET 2013

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Simon Peyton-Jones
<simonpj at>wrote:

> B Better for internal implementation (eg using containers or bytestring in
> base)

Note that this also means better code for external clients, as we can offer
e.g. a better System.IO that lets people use Handles to read Text and
ByteStrings in a more natural way (i.e. the I/O functions will be in one
place, not spread out throughout N data structure libraries).
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