[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hugs vs GHC (again) was: Re: Some
ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Tue Jan 11 03:44:03 EST 2005
"Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:
>> For unix, there are couple different tacks one could take. The locale
>> system is standard, and does work, but is ugly and a pain to work
>> with. In particular, it's another (set of) global variables. And
>> what do you do with a character not expressible in the current locale?
>> I'd like to possibility of different character sets for different
>> files, for example.
> Not a problem. Have you looked at the streams proposal?
I don't suppose this will make (stream)getContents any more efficient,
beyond reducing the data size from Char to Word8? (So I still need to
use explicit buffering (as described by Peter Simons, IIRC) to get
And one small comment: is it still considered good form to prefix
functions with argument type (instead of using modules -
i.e. streamGetContents and fileGetContents as opposed to
Stream.getContents and File.getContents).
If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants
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