[Haskell-cafe] Doubting Haskell

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Sat Feb 16 20:36:02 EST 2008

On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 05:11:59PM -0800, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> Donn Cave wrote:
> > But in Haskell, you cannot read a file line by line without writing an
> > exception handler, because end of file is an exception!
> Ah, yet another person who has never found System.IO.hIsEOF :-)
> Whereas in C or Python you would check the return value of read against
> zero or an empty string, in Haskell you call hIsEOF *before* a read.

I'll bet that breaks horribly in the not-so-corner case of /dev/tty.

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