[Haskell-cafe] Hugs vs GHC (again) was: Re: Some
simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Jan 7 08:43:36 EST 2005
On 07 January 2005 12:30, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> "Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:
>> Here's a summary of the state of Unicode support in GHC and other
>> compilers. There are several aspects:
>> - Can the Char type hold the full range of Unicode characters?
>> This has been true in GHC for some time, and is now true in Hugs.
>> I don't think it's true in nhc98 (please correct me if I'm wrong).
> You're wrong :-). nhc98 has always had 32-bit characters internally.
I checked the nhc98 sources, and it seems that maxBound::Char is '\255'.
>> - Can you use (some encoding of) Unicode for your Haskell source
>> files? I don't think this is true in any Haskell compiler right
> Many years ago, hbc claimed to be the only compiler with support for
What encoding(s) did hbc allow in source files? The docs only mention
unicode characters inside character & string literals.
More information about the Haskell-Cafe