[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hugs vs GHC (again)

Dimitry Golubovsky dimitry at golubovsky.org
Tue Jan 11 07:39:11 EST 2005


Ketil Malde wrote:
> Dimitry Golubovsky <golubovsky at gmail.com> writes:
> (Did you intend this for the list?)

Yes, and I re-posted similar message on the list.

>>>I think perhaps the answer is all of the above.  The functions could
>>>be defined in multiple modules, so that 'ASCII.isSpace' would match
>>>the "normal" space character only, while 'Unicode.isSpace' could match
>>>all the weird and wonderful stuff in the standard.
>>And then there might be a bunch of (perhaps autogenerated)
>>locale-matching modules like ISO8859_1, KOI_8 etc.
> Well - maybe.  Another option is for these to require conversion from
> to Unicode.

Right, because input of "encoding-specific" functions will be Unicode 
anyway. And AFAIK conversion from/to unicode may be also contained in 
localedef files (or for instance in Java CharToXXXX, XXXToChar classes) 
- I mean that there must be enough information around to build those 
modules automatically.

Except for Unicode itself which would be autogenerated from the Unicode 
database files like multiple examples of doing this (including mine) 
that were posted on this list.

Dimitry Golubovsky
Middletown, CT

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