Proposal: Improve Read Integer

Yitzchak Gale gale at
Tue Nov 16 16:04:05 EST 2010

Ian Lynagh wrote:
> Proposal: Improve Read Integer
> Currently, according to H98, H2010, GHC and hugs,
>    reads "1.2" :: [(Integer, String)]
> is
>    []
> whereas I would expect it to be
>    [(1,".2")]

This is a good change. But for GHC the patch is not complete.
It needs to provide the old behavior in H98 and H2010 mode.


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