[Haskell-cafe] Heads up: planned removal of String instances from HTTP package

Alfredo Di Napoli alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 09:01:34 CET 2013

Maybe (just my 2 cents!) since you are going to broke the API anyway, go
for it
and seize the occasion to really clean up :)
Obviously I'm saying this from a non-http-user point of view, maybe if I had
some code in production affected by this, my suggestion would have been
different :P


On 30 January 2013 07:00, Ganesh Sittampalam <ganesh at earth.li> wrote:

> On 29/01/2013 22:46, Johan Tibell wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 2:15 PM, Ganesh Sittampalam <ganesh at earth.li>
> wrote:
> >> tl;dr: I'm planning on removing the String instances from the HTTP
> >> package. This is likely to break code. Obviously it will involve a major
> >> version bump.
> >
> > I think it's the right thing to do. Providing a little upgrade guide
> > should help things to go smoother.
> One obvious cheap-and-dirty migration is via a newtype wrapper for
> String that embeds the old broken behaviour (char8 encoding). Perhaps
> the package should provide that? (with appropriate warnings etc)
> Ganesh
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