[Haskell-cafe] FastString a misnomer

Udo Stenzel u.stenzel at web.de
Fri Oct 21 14:24:18 EDT 2005

John Meacham wrote:
> We should make 'PackedString' the UTF8 wrapper though and provide
> Data.ByteArray as a separate library.

What exactly would an UTF8 wrapper do?  Would it have a different
interface than a list (cons/nil/null/head/tail) and how would that be
implemented?  If not, why isn't a list good enough?

Did you know that if you took all the economists in the world and lined
them up end to end, they'd still point in the wrong direction?
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