Proposal: add ByteString support to unix:System.Posix.IO API

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at
Thu Mar 3 19:02:07 CET 2011

2011/3/3 Gábor Lehel <illissius at>

> What is the benefit from removing String versions (as opposed to just
> adding ByteString (and/or Text) ones alongside them)?

Strings are unicode. A file descriptor handles bytes.
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