add utf8-string in haskell platform

Don Stewart dons at
Fri May 15 03:11:52 EDT 2009

> Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
>> but we shouldn't be using String for text manipulation, and bundling 
>> utf8-string implicitly blesses that approach. 
> ... sorry for the naive question. If we should not be using String,
> what should we be using instead?

    For *text manipulation* (i.e. large bodies of text) a packed
    representation supporting unicode is appropriate. The 'text' package
    is the main candidate here.

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