ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Mon Dec 10 04:42:07 EST 2007
"Neil Mitchell" <ndmitchell at gmail.com> writes:
>> e.g. why don't we rather literally copy
>> http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/io/File.html ?
> I recommend someone actually implements one of these API's in Haskell
> and uploads it to Hackage. For bonus points, take an existing Haskell
> program and port its FilePath [...]
And please hurry! :-)
I tend to use FilePath as just a newtype, i.e. I hardly use any other
functions from the library, but use it in type signatures to make it
clear what this particular string is for.
I won't quite say the current library encourages this, but it clearly
doesn't discourage it either...
If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants
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