add utf8-string in haskell platform
dons at galois.com
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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