[Haskell-cafe] Is the #functional programming paradigm antithetical to efficient strings? #Haskell

Stephen Tetley stephen.tetley at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 14:28:01 UTC 2016

On 11 July 2016 at 13:54, David Fox <dsf at seereason.com> wrote:

> When I mentioned some of this, I was told "different data structures for
> different purposes", which sort of makes sense, but honestly if Haskell is a
> language where you have to sit down and choose a representation every time
> you want to build some text, I get a bit discouraged.

Don't C# and Java have StringBuilder classes (different to their
regular String types) for this as well?

Maybe imperative OO is also antithetical to efficient strings...

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