FW: lazy file reading in H98

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj@microsoft.com
Mon, 9 Apr 2001 02:27:40 -0700

| Simon doesn't want to make changes to Haskell. My opinion is=20
| that the current definition of readFile and hGetContents is=20
| fine. They are useful when used with a bit of care. Some=20
| remarks should make the reader of the report aware of the=20
| caveats. (I'm not saying that I couldn't imagine some useful=20
| additional functions for lazy reading and writing.)

That's exactly what I think.  The current IO libraries are far from
perfect, but what I want to do in the H98 Report is simply to document=20
clearly what they do and don't do. =20

Improving them is a job for the Libraries group, and I hope
we'll take up the challenge.