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

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 12:35:14 EST 2008

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Thomas Schilling
<nominolo at googlemail.com> wrote:
>  > I know of an example off-hand:
>  >   http://nominolo.blogspot.com/2007/05/networkhttp-bytestrings.html
>  > (Of course, as I read that, I see that the lazy code is different from
>  > the strict code, but I'll just ignore that for the sake of, uh,
>  > argument.)
>  Yes it does use different implementations, but the lazy interface has
>  it's problems (leakage of handles, unclosed connections, and more).
>  But what we really want is, as Duncan and Roman suggested, *one*
>  standard, optimizable representation and conversions from and to it.
>  This would work perfectly well with sockets.

I switched from lazy bytestrings to a left fold in my networking code
after reading what Oleg wrote about streams vs folds. No problems with
handles, etc. anymore.

-- Johan

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