[Haskell-cafe] Re: PROPOSAL: New efficient Unicode string library.

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Wed Sep 26 14:05:49 EDT 2007

On 2007-09-26, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/26/07, Aaron Denney <wnoise at ofb.net> wrote:
>> On 2007-09-26, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > If UTF-16 is what's used by everyone else (how about Java? Python?) I
>> > think that's a strong reason to use it. I don't know Unicode well
>> > enough to say otherwise.
>> The internal representations don't matter except in the case of making
>> FFI linkages.  The external representations do, and UTF-8 has won on
>> that front.
> It could matter for performance. However, you can encode your
> UnicodeString into any external representation you want for your I/O
> needs, including UTF-8.

Right.  I was trying to say "other languages internal representations
shouldn't affect the choice of those doing a Haskell implementation."

Aaron Denney

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