conor at strictlypositive.org
Wed Oct 6 16:02:57 EDT 2010
There's probably a place to report this properly, but I thought if
I mentioned it here, you could throw cabbages at me and tell me
where to go.
Exhibit A, from http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.12.2/html/libraries/random-22.214.171.124/System-Random.html
"In addition, read may be used to map an arbitrary string
(not necessarily one produced by show) onto a value of type
StdGen. In general, the read instance of StdGen has the
* It guarantees to succeed on any string."
Exhibit B, from ghci
Prelude System.Random> read "00-00-00-00-00-00" :: StdGen
Loading package old-locale-126.96.36.199 ... linking ... done.
Loading package time-1.1.4 ... linking ... done.
Loading package random-188.8.131.52 ... linking ... done.
*** Exception: Prelude.read: no parse
The prosecution rests.
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