Why is there no splitBy in the list module?

Malcolm Wallace Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Tue Jul 18 07:27:03 EDT 2006

Christian Maeder <maeder at tzi.de> wrote:

> After all our discussions, I simply want to keep up my old proposal.
> It drops a final delimiter and is named using "With" instead of "By"
> and therefore would not imply any changes to Data.PackedString.

I think the general objection to the "With" suffix is that it is
non-standard naming.  All the Haskell'98 libraries use "By" for this
kind of meaning.  Data.PackedString is non-standard, and should not
be relied upon as an accurate stylistic guide.


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