[Haskell-cafe] Fun with ByteStrings [was: A very edgy language]

Malte Milatz malte at gmx-topmail.de
Sun Jul 8 11:10:00 EDT 2007

Stefan O'Rear:
> Char is just a code point.  It's a 32 bit integer (64 on 64-bit
> platforms due to infelicities in the GHC backend) with a code point. 
> [...]
> The GHC IO functions truncate down to 8 bits.  There is no way in GHC to
> read or write full UTF-8, short of doing the encoding yourself (google
> for UTF8.lhs).

Thanks, this makes things clear to me.

> [Char] is a linked list of pointers to heap-allocated fullword 
> integers, 20 (40) bytes per character (assuming non-latin1).

Hey, I love ByteStrings!  ;-)


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