[Haskell-cafe] Re: The Proliferation of List-Like Types

Chad Scherrer chad.scherrer at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 13:48:21 EST 2008

Henning Thielemann <lemming <at> henning-thielemann.de> writes:
> > 4) We are missing one final useful type: a Word32-based ByteString.
> >   When working in the Unicode character set, a 32-bit character
> >   can indeed be useful, and I could see situations in which the
> >   performance benefit of a ByteString-like implementation could
> >   be useful combared to [Char].
> StorableVector should fill this gap.
>    http://code.haskell.org/~sjanssen/storablevector/

Yes, it could, but 
(1) it's way behind ByteString in terms of optimizations (== "fusion")
(2) there's (as far as I know) not a StorableVector.Lazy, which is very much

To catch up on both fronts, we're looking at a lot of duplicate code.


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