Dealing with implementation differences

Wolfgang Lux
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 10:20:04 +0200


> How does one deal cleanly with implementation differences, e.g. things
> like
> isAscii being defined in Hugs but not in GHC? I'd hate to resort to
> Makefile
> trickery and preprocessing.

You can try to use some special compatibility module where you collect 
all the workarounds for the implmentation differences. But in this 
particular you should better read the (library) report and simply import 
the Char module (from where isAscii should be exported -- Hugs still 
exports it from the Prelude though it shouldn't).


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