String != [Char]

Greg Weber greg at
Mon Mar 19 15:37:11 CET 2012

I actually was not able to successfully google for Text vs. String
benchmarks. If someone can point one out that would be very helpful.

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 1:52 AM, Christopher Done
<chrisdone at> wrote:
> On 17 March 2012 05:30, Tony Morris <tonymorris at> wrote:
>> Do you know if there is a good write-up of the benefits of Data.Text
>> over String? I'm aware of the advantages just by my own usage; hoping
>> someone has documented it rather than in our heads.
> Good point, it would be good to collate the experience and wisdom of
> this decision with some benchmark results on the HaskellWiki as The
> Place to link to when justifying it.
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