Haskell Platform Proposal: add the 'text' library

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Sep 7 23:49:32 EDT 2010

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On 9/7/10 23:37 , Krasimir Angelov wrote:
> 2010/9/8 Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at serpentine.com>:
>> It doesn't really. As you note, the stuff in base is all tied to I/O on
>> Handles, whereas the functions in the text package are pure.
> It doesn't mean that it is not possible to make them pure. The
> operations are pure in nature.
>> Unfortunately, that's not possible, as it would break backwards
>> compatibility with 6.10, which some industrial users still need.
> I guess you mean that then the text package will not work with 6.10. I

He means that text won't work with 6.10 *if* it's changed to use the
conversion routines that only exist in 6.12+ as you seem to be demanding.

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