[Haskell-cafe] [web-devel] ANN: Happstack 7

dag.odenhall at gmail.com dag.odenhall at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 11:47:57 CEST 2012

On 30 March 2012 11:36, Lennart Kolmodin <kolmodin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Before I saw happstack-wai I had a quick look at the happstack API and saw
> that the Request keeps the request body as a (lazy?) String. I'm curious to
> the rationale for this, as one could expect a lazy bytestring would be more
> efficient, and some kind of stream would better support error handling
> (given that the String is indeed lazy).

The rationale is probably that Happstack has been around for years. :)

Part of the Happstack 8 roadmap is a new HTTP backend, likely using Pipes,
possibly with support for SPDY, and including a new Request datatype and
quite probably much fewer uses of String.
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