[Haskell-cafe] Strings - why [Char] is not nice

Henning Thielemann iakd0 at clusterf.urz.uni-halle.de
Mon Sep 20 07:30:17 EDT 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, MR K P SCHUPKE wrote:

> Would it not bet better is String were a typeclass instead of a data type.

It would be nice to have a Sequence type class which provides a uniform
interface for common operations on List and Array, Lists of Arrays and so
on. Then String could be based on whatever implementation of a Sequence.

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