[Haskell-cafe] Core packages and locale support

Felipe Lessa felipe.lessa at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 08:54:16 EDT 2010

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 04:48:39PM +0400, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Saturday, June 26, 2010, 4:44:20 PM, Felipe Lessa wrote:
> > Even if we said "we don't care", we at least should change
> > FilePath to be [Word8], and not [String].  Currently filepaths
> > are silently "truncated" if any codepoint is beyond 255.
> and there is no OS except Unix ;)

Of course there is, however we should use the least common
denominator if we want to create portable programs.  Even if
other OSs worked fine, should I use this API (i.e. type FilePath
= String) to its fullest extent, my program will suddently become
unportable to all Unix OSs.



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