[Haskell-cafe] Re: String vs ByteString
dons at galois.com
Sat Aug 14 14:10:27 EDT 2010
> Interesting. I've never even heard of Data.Text. When did that come into
> More importantly: How does the average random Haskeller discover that a
> package has become available that might be relevant to their work?
In this case, Data.Text has been announced on this very list several
Text 0.7 announcement
Text 0.5 announcement
Text 0.2 announcement
Text 0.1 annoucnement
As well as on Planet Haskell several times:
Finally! Fast Unicode support for Haskell
Streaming Unicode support for Haskell: text 0.2
Case conversion and text 0.3
As well as being presented at Anglo Haskell
It is mentioned repeatedly in the quarterly Hackage status posts:
"vector and text are quickly rising as the preferred arrays and unicode libraries"
"text has made it into the top 30 libraries"
Ranked 31st most popular package by June 2010.
Ranked 41st most popular package by April 2010.
Ranked 345th by August 2009
And discussed on Reddit Haskell many times:
So, to stay up to date, but without drowning in data. Do one of:
* Pay attention to Haskell Cafe announcements
* Follow the Reddit Haskell news.
* Read the quarterly reports on Hackage
* Follow Planet Haskell
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