[Haskell-cafe] Type system madness

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Jul 12 20:48:26 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

By the way Andrew, have you noticed that you're generating 50% of the
traffic on this list? Perhaps we can work a bit more on improving the
signal/noise ratio. My inbox can only take so much of this... ;)

-- Don

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