Haskell Platform Proposal: add the 'text' library

Max Bolingbroke batterseapower at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 5 14:07:38 EDT 2010

On 5 October 2010 11:56, Ian Lynagh <igloo at earth.li> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 04:21:58PM -0700, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
>> With the exception of #3 ("Some
>> functions have the same type but different names"), I don't think any of
>> them is particularly significant, or worth addressing in the short term. I
>> believe that #3 is actually resolved, but I haven't deleted it pending
>> confirmation from Ian or others.
> My opinion is still that the List, bytestring and text APIs should match
> where they overlap (overlap either in name or in type). This might mean
> changing List/bytestring, rather than text, in some cases.
> But if the consensus is otherwise, then no problem. I don't remember how
> many opinions were expressed, or what they were.

FWIW I'm also strongly in favour of having name consistency before
including text in the Platform. Ideally the HP should feel like it was
written by one person. Introducing several names for the same concept
just increases accidental complexity in the system.


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