Haskell Platform call for consensus: add 'text' package

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Nov 6 11:51:46 EDT 2010

> On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 05:28:28AM -0700, Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> > 
> > This is a call for consensus for the following proposal:
> > 
> >     http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/wiki/Proposals/text
> > 
> > Are there any unresolved concerns?
> I still think the API should be consistent with base and bytestring.

Malcolm's proposal, which Bryan reviewed, seems to be the proposed
function to smooth out the APIs somewhat. The unresolved issue is what
Bryan would like to do with that proposal, and, if it is accepted, does
anyone then wish to object to any remaining inconsistencies.

    Malcolm's proposal:

    Bryan's response:

-- Don

Also, as I hope we all can see, there are significant community benefits
to having 'text' in the platform. This benefit should, at some point,
outweigh any final wibbles we may have with a handful of function types
or names.

Perfection is not the primary goal of the platform
    -- Haskell being useful, however, is.

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