[Haskell-cafe] Hugs vs GHC (again) was: Re:
simonmar at microsoft.com
Tue Jan 11 08:11:28 EST 2005
On 07 January 2005 17:10, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> "Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:
>>>> - 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
>> I checked the nhc98 sources, and it seems that maxBound::Char is
> Yes, but nothing prevents you from creating a larger character by e.g.
> (toEnum 0x12345678) :: Char
Then I respectfully submit a bug report :-) It shouldn't be possible
to create a value of Char outside minBound..maxBound. It's possible the
report doesn't say this explicitly, but see for example section 6.3.4.
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