[Haskell-cafe] Re: 2 modules in one file

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Fri Sep 5 19:53:33 EDT 2008

On 2008 Sep 5, at 19:36, Aaron Denney wrote:
> On 2008-08-30, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
>> On 2008 Aug 30, at 4:22, Aaron Denney wrote:
>>> On 2008-08-27, Henrik Nilsson <nhn at Cs.Nott.AC.UK> wrote:
>>>> And there are also potential issues with not every legal module  
>>>> name
>>>> being a legal file name across all possible file systems.
>>> I find this unconvincing.  Broken file systems need to be fixed.
>> Language people trying to impose constraints on filesystems is the
>> tail wagging the dog.
> I think it's safe to now declare that one that doesn't support unicode
> in some fashion, even if only a userland convention of using UTF-8, is
> indeed less usable, and hence broken.

It's not just UTF-8; Windows filesystems restrict a number of special  
characters (I don't think any are significant for module naming, but I  
can't swear to it either off the top of my head). Is this broken?  If  
so, what do you think the chances are of getting it fixed?

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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