Adding System.FilePath

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at
Thu Mar 15 13:57:07 EDT 2007

Hello Sven,

Thursday, March 15, 2007, 8:10:18 PM, you wrote:

> What is the general strategy for Haskell' regarding this topic: Is I/O out of
> the scope of Haskell' itself? If not, what are the plans/the strategy for
> transitioning to something more correct? To be honest: I don't see an easy
> way out without breaking lots of existing programs.

i see: just providing operations in libraries and allow one to import
libraries he need. so, one can import FilePath 1.0 with String-based
path representation or FilePath 2.0 with ByteString-based one

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at

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