[Haskell-cafe] Crash in Data.ByteString.Lazy.hPut

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Mon Jan 28 17:37:39 EST 2008

On Jan 28, 2008, at 17:33 , Jamie Love wrote:

> Shouldn't haskell pick up that there is no 'mod' for Word8?  I  
> mean, shouldn't I get a nicer error message?

Hm?  mod works fine for Word8, unless you specify a multiple of the  
type's bound.  I think it's still hard for compilers to catch that  
for you (very few compilers I know of will catch even an explicit  
divide-by-zero at compile time).

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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