[Haskell-cafe] Float instance of 'read'

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Wed Sep 17 07:42:17 EDT 2008

On Tue, 16 Sep 2008, Mauricio wrote:

> Hi,
> A small annoyance some users outside
> english speaking countries usually
> experiment when learning programming
> languages is that real numbers use
> a '.' instead of ','. Of course, that
> is not such a problem except for the
> inconsistence between computer and
> free hand notation.

Read/Show is intended for parsing and formatting of Haskell expressions. 
Anything different should use different functions.

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