[Haskell-cafe] Type system madness

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Fri Jul 13 15:11:24 EDT 2007

On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 08:05:36PM +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Ketil Malde wrote:
>> On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 19:15 +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>>>> 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
>> Works for me, but feel free to file a bug or provide a more specific
>> report.
> I was actually commenting on the other guy's remark that "anything that 
> chokes on a BOM can be considered buggy" - not entirely seriously. ;-)
> If there is a "bug" to be reported, it is merely that [the GHC 
> implementation of] Haskell appears to interpret files as containing "8-bit 
> ASCII", rather than doing real character encodings. I have no idea whether 

There is no such thing as 8-bit ASCII - base assumes files contain

> anybody has filed a bug report / feature request for this. (Come to think 
> of it, I have no idea how to check either...)


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