HTTP and character encodings

Erik Hesselink hesselink at
Tue Sep 11 09:43:55 CEST 2012

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:44 AM, Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Ganesh Sittampalam <ganesh at> wrote:
>> I imagine this could be quite disruptive, but on the other hand people
>> using the String instance are getting silently broken behaviour and a
>> couple of people have been bitten by this recently.
> I'm in favour of broken code breaking explicitly, rather than silently doing
> the wrong thing, so +1 to nuking the String instances in spite of the
> up-front pain.

+1. I've been bitten by the broken String instances, and now only use
the ByteString instances.


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