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

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sun Jul 8 11:16:46 EDT 2007

Malte Milatz wrote:
> Stefan O'Rear:
>> [Char] is a linked list of pointers to heap-allocated fullword 
>> integers, 20 (40) bytes per character (assuming non-latin1).
> Hey, I love ByteStrings!  ;-)

If only there were a way to write functions that transparently work on 
both [x] and ByteString...

(Well, I mean, there *is* - if you want to write *lots* of code by hand 

Anyone have any comments on how ByteString is different from, say, 
UArray Word8?

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