[Haskell] Re: ANNOUNCE: FPS - FastPackedStrings 0.2

Ashley Yakeley ashley at semantic.org
Wed Apr 19 20:24:52 EDT 2006

Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:

>     Interface:   http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/fps/Data.FastPackedString.html

I'm bothered that some of the functions work with Word8, and others with 
the utterly unrelated type Char. Which encoding are you implicitly 
using, and why? Given that FastString turns out to be an array of Word8, 
why are you using Char at all?

Confusion of Char and Word8 is a bit of a pet peeve of mine.

Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA
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