[Haskell] regular expression syntax - perl ain't got nothin on haskell

Johannes Waldmann waldmann at imn.htwk-leipzig.de
Tue Feb 24 16:33:57 EST 2004

Per Larsson wrote:

> But I can't see why the haskell user shouldn't also have access to concise 
> text processing notations, e.g. regular expressions and printf, 

I was not implying it should be forbidden,
rather I meant to give a reason why text processing
seems to be less common in typical Haskell programs.

 > to be used in, e.g. short script-like programs?

sure. but why do we need text processing in scripting?
because the usual OS shells have `string' as their only data type.
we better change that :-) anyone for a fully typed Haskell shell?
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