Proposal: Define UTF-8 to be the encoding of Haskell source files

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Thu Apr 7 14:11:47 CEST 2011

On Thu, 2011-04-07 at 09:07 +0200, Roel van Dijk wrote:
> On 6 April 2011 15:13, Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at> wrote:
> > So since the goal is interoperability of source files then perhaps we
> > should also have a section somewhere with interoperability guidelines
> > for implementations that do store Haskell programs as OS files.
> I think a set of interoperability guidelines is a great idea. It seems
> these guidelines are already followed by GHC, Cabal, Hackage, Jhc and
> possibly others.
> Shall we consider this the proposal instead of just the encoding part?

I would be happy to work with you and others to develop the report text
for such a proposal. I posted my first draft already :-)


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