[Haskell-cafe] Type system madness

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 12 14:15:00 EDT 2007

Ketil Malde wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 20:10 +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> When I tell the editor to save UTF-8, it inserts some weird "BOM" 
>> character at the start of the file - and thus, any attempt at 
>> programatically processing that file instantly fails. :-(
> While BOMs (Byte Order Mark) are pretty irrelevant to byte-oriented
> encodings like UTF-8, I think programs that fail on their presence can
> be considered buggy.

Yay! Haskell's text I/O system is buggy. :-P

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