Unsafe hGetContents

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Wed Sep 16 16:31:29 EDT 2009

* Don Stewart:

> fw:
>> Are there any plans to get rid of hGetContents and the semi-closed
>> handle state for Haskell Prime?
>> (I call hGetContents unsafe because it adds side effects to pattern
>> matching, stricly speaking invalidating most of the transformations
>> which are expected to be valid in a pure language.)
> Isn't this a broader complaint about lazy IO in general?

Yes, sort of.  But doesn't lazy input derive its justification from
being present in the prelude?

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