String != [Char]
allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 20:55:01 CET 2012
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 15:39, Simon Peyton-Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com>wrote:
> Don't forget that with -XOverloadedStrings we already have a IsString
> class. (That's not a Haskell Prime extension though.)
I think that's exactly the point; currently it uses [Char] initial format
and converts at runtime, which is rather unfortunate given the inefficiency
of [Char]. If it has to be done at runtime, it would be nice to at least
do it from a more efficient initial format.
brandon s allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
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