String != [Char]

Gabriel Dos Reis gdr at
Sun Mar 25 04:26:32 CEST 2012

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 9:09 PM, Greg Weber <greg at> wrote:
> # Switching to Text by default makes us embarrassed!

Text processing /is/ quick to embarrassment :-)

> Problem: we want to write beautiful (and possibly inefficient) code
> that is easy to explain. If nothing else, this is pedagologically
> important.
> The goals of this code are to:
>  * use list processing pattern matching and functions on a string type

I may have missed this question so I will ask it (apologies if it is a
repeat):  Why is it believed that list processing pattern matching is
appropriate or the right tool for text processing?

-- Gaby

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