[Haskell-cafe] Maintaining the community

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Mon Jul 16 06:52:58 EDT 2007

Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> zednenem:
>> On 7/15/07, Derek Elkins <derek.a.elkins at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> There is no version of bytestrings without stream fusion and there never
>>> was.  Bytestrings have no compiler support, it is just a library.
>> I'm not sure that's correct. Stream fusion is a particular fusion
>> technique that wasn't introduced until fairly recently.
>> >From what I can tell, none of the versions available from
>> <http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/fps.html> include it. You have to go
>> to <http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/papers/CSL06.html> and get the
>> code from the fps-unstable branch.
> That's right. Both stream fusion for lists and bytestrings are currently
> only in darcs,
>     http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/code/fps-unstable/
>     http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/code/streams/list/
> Bytestrings will be streamed by the next release.

...which brings me back to my original "how do I know if it's there?" 
question. ;-)

My copy of GHC sitting here certainly *has* support for lists and byte 
strings in it - but I have no clue what version...

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