openFile and text mode vs. binary mode
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 07:35:43 -0400
On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 09:37:11AM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 10:33:53AM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> > > The question is: is this the interface that we want to expose from
> > > System.IO? Personally I have two criticisms: openFileEx is not a
> > > particularly descriptive name, and I don't see a reason for
> > IOMode to be
> > > nested inside IOModeEx. So I'd suggest this instead:
> > >
> > > openBinaryFile :: FilePath -> IOMode -> IO Handle
> > Perhaps openFileAs? openBinaryFile sounds a bit like it would
> > only open it
> > as a binary, whereas in fact it actually gives you the option
> > of opening it
> > either as binary or as text.
> Well, my intention was that openBinaryFile would open the file as
> binary, and the ordinary openFile would open it in text mode. That is,
> we would get rid of the IOModeEx type.
Oh, I obviously misread it. In that case openBinaryFile sounds good.