[Colin Paul Adams] Re: Proposal: Define UTF-8 to be the encoding of Haskell source files

David Virebayre dav.vire+haskell at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 14:15:58 CEST 2011

2011/4/7 Christian Maeder <Christian.Maeder at dfki.de>

> Am 07.04.2011 11:29, schrieb Christian Maeder:
>  So my view is: Stick to ASCII and only if you must (not just for casual
>> reasons) use UTF-8.
> This means all comments in haskell sources (for hackage) should be in
> English, exclusively! Supply separate documentation in your mother tongue if
> required.

This thread being about the encoding of haskell source files, not hackage's,
I don't see the point in talking about restricting hackage's langage to
- it is not the topic
- it's already a de-facto standard anyways.

On the other hand, not restricting the usage of any langage in haskell
source files is IMHO a must, and it's not well supported as it is; for
example haddock does't support accentuated letters in comments.

This proposal gives a clear signal that utf8 characters have to be taken
into account, and hopefully tools like haddock will evolve to support them
thanks to this proposal.
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