Proposal: Data.Stream

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at
Thu Jul 12 21:18:27 EDT 2007

> On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 03:38:56PM +0200, Wouter Swierstra wrote:
> > 
> > * Hackage homepage:
> > 
> > fairly uncontroversial, and would like to see it added to base (I  
> > realize that there are also proposals to clean up base to speed up  
> > the build of ghc),
> Yes indeed; I don't see any reason for adding this to the base library
> while we're trying to make base smaller.
> > or at least, the standard libraries.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "the standard libraries". It wouldn't be
> needed to build GHC, so it wouldn't be a GHC "core lib".
> Other than that, if it's in hackage then it's as standard as any other
> library!
> A "stream" (or "colist" or whatever) package seems reasonable to me.
> (The
> module also looks too specific to use such a generic name, in my
> opinion).

Yes, I agree. Probably if it will be the base for fusion in ndp arrays,
bytestrings and lists, we can find a tag to put between Data.* and

-- Don

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