[Haskell-cafe] Re: String vs ByteString

Donn Cave donn at avvanta.com
Sun Aug 15 12:06:22 EDT 2010

Quoth Bill Atkins <watkins at alum.rpi.edu>,

> No, not really.  Linked lists are very easy to deal with recursively and
> Strings automatically work with any already-defined list functions.

Yes, they're great - a terrible mistake, for a practical programming
language, but if you fail to recognize the attraction, you miss some of
the historical lesson on emphasizing elegance and correctness over
practical performance.

	Donn Cave, donn at avvanta.com

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