[Haskell-cafe] Array, Vector, Bytestring
simons at cryp.to
Tue Jun 4 23:23:16 CEST 2013
> On Tue, Jun 04, 2013 at 04:01:37PM +0200, Peter Simons wrote:
>> > How is this a problem?
>> > If you're representing text, use 'text'.
>> > If you're representing a string of bytes, use 'bytestring'.
>> > If you want an "array" of values, think c++ and use 'vector'.
>> the problem is that all those packages implement the exact same data
>> type from scratch, instead of re-using an implementation of a
>> general-purpose array internally. That is hardly desirable, nor is it
> Just to clarify for those on the sidelines, the issue is duplication of
> implementation details, rather than duplication of functionality?
I am not sure what the terms "duplication of implementation details" and
"duplication of functionality" mean in this context. Could you please
explain how these two concepts differ in your opinion?
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