[Haskell-cafe] Float instance of 'read'
Albert Y. C. Lai
trebla at vex.net
Tue Sep 16 17:08:53 EDT 2008
> Do you think 'read' (actually,
> 'readsPrec'?) could be made to also
> read the international convention
No. read and show are meant to be KISS, suitable for toy programs and
casual debugging messages. Real applications should use or invent a
sophisticated, general library.
(The same way real user interfaces do not use getLine.)
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