Why is there no splitBy in the list module?

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 18 07:58:53 EDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-07-18 at 12:27 +0100, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> 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.

Indeed, the Data.PackedString API aspires to follow existing practise
from Data.List and elsewhere in the standard libs. So if there is a
discrepancy then it is Data.PackedString that should change. We'd be
happy to do that, especially as the API is not yet set in stone.


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