[Haskell-cafe] Re: String vs ByteString

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 08:20:43 EDT 2010

Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> writes:

> Text continues to be UTF-16 today because
>     * no one has written a benchmark that shows that UTF-8 would be faster
> *for use in Data.Text*, and
>     * no one has written a patch that converts Text to use UTF-8 internally.
> I'm quite frustrated by this whole discussion; there's lots of talking, no
> coding, and only a little benchmarking (of web sites, not code). This will
> get us nowhere.

This was my impression as well.  If someone desperately wants Text to
use UTF-8 internally, why not help code such a change rather than just
waving the suggestion around in the air?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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