[Haskell-cafe] Type system madness

Albert Y. C. Lai trebla at vex.net
Tue Jul 10 16:05:48 EDT 2007

Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Wait... I thought Unicode was still an experimental prototype? Since 
> when does it work in the real world??

That myth is as old as "Haskell is an experimental prototype". "Old" as 
in "that's an old one".

Windows has been well supporting Unicode since 2000. That is pretty much 
of the real world.

The only reason you see α as the Greek letter alpha and not scrambled 
code is that I send it as Unicode and your Windows and Thunderbird also 
support Unicode and therefore they display it to you properly.

The whole scheme works so well and so transparently that you didn't even 
notice it.

"No one notices when things are right."

Alex Queiroz wrote:
>     You must look out more. I use áéíóúç in web pages all the time.

I even use Chinese. (And no, not those big5 or gb2312 funny business.)

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