HTTP and character encodings

Ben Millwood haskell at
Tue Sep 11 20:27:18 CEST 2012

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 6:38 PM, Ganesh Sittampalam <ganesh at> wrote:
> There's http-conduit, which also doesn't support String, but does
> support https and has a much cleaner interface. If conduit ever made it
> into the Platform then it would be an obvious choice to replace HTTP;
> but I still have some faith in lazy IO which is one of the reasons why I
> put effort into the HTTP package.

As an aside, the major reason I support HTTP over something like
http-conduit is the latter's titanic dependency list. I think
especially as a dependency of cabal-install that's something of a

$ cabal install http-conduit | grep 'new package' | wc -l

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