String != [Char]

Greg Weber greg at
Mon Mar 26 16:21:12 CEST 2012

Can anyone explain how the tangent discussion of the finer points of
Unicode and the value of teaching [Char] is relevant to the proposal
under discussion? We aren't going to completely eliminate String and
break most existing Haskell code as Simon said. String is just a list
anyways, and lists are here to stay in Haskell.

I would like to get back to working on the proposal and determining
how Text can be added to the language.

Thank you,
Greg weber

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