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

David Fox dsf at seereason.com
Mon Jul 11 15:33:57 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 7:28 AM, Stephen Tetley <stephen.tetley at gmail.com>

> 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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