[Haskell-cafe] FastString a misnomer

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Wed Oct 19 20:12:36 EDT 2005

FastString seems to be a misnomer for this library.

what it provides is a fast _byte array_ with a lot of useful
operations, but it does not provide strings since it does not enforce
character encodings in the type system, which would be vital for a real
FastString library. In any case, just had to get that off my chest :)


John Meacham - ⑆repetae.net⑆john⑈ 

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