[Haskell-cafe] Core packages and locale support

Roman Beslik beroal at ukr.net
Sat Jun 26 19:52:54 EDT 2010

  On 26.06.10 16:34, Alexey Khudyakov wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 10:14:50 -0300
> Felipe Lessa<felipe.lessa at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 05:01:06PM +0400, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
>>> but what you propose cannot be used in Windows at all! while current
>>> FilePath still works on Unix, with manual filenames en/decoding
>> Now we got back on topic! :)
>> The FilePath datatype is OS-dependent and making it abstract
>> should be at least a first step.  If you got it from somewhere
>> else where it is already encoded, then fine.  If you need to
>> construct it, then you need to use a smart constructor.  If you
>> need to show/print it, then you need to convert it to String.
>> And so on.
> It should solve most of problems I believe. But such change will break
> a lot of programs maybe most of them. How could one introduce such a
> change? One variant is to create new hierarchy and gradually deprecate
> old.
I fail to see how it will brake programs. Current programs do not use 
Unicode because it is implemented incorrectly.

Best regards,
   Roman Beslik.

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