[Haskell-cafe] Re: Interesting new user perspective

apfelmus apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Mon Oct 13 02:43:48 EDT 2008

Andrew Coppin wrote:
> apfelmus wrote:
>> ... and a solution to a problem that you souldn't have in the first
>> place. I mean, if you want to construct XML or SQL statements, you ought
>> to use an abstract data type that ensures proper nesting etc. and not a
>> simple string.
> Right. And if you have 25 KB of HTML data, you're *really* going to
> transform all of that into an abstract data type just to avoid injection
> problems, right?

Yes. "Just" an injection problem is an understatement. And its the
implementation of the abstract data type that determines how fast things
are. Who said that it may not simply be a newtyped String ?


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