HTTP and character encodings
ganesh at earth.li
Thu Sep 13 22:11:29 CEST 2012
On 13/09/2012 19:24, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> Probably yes, assuming we want to retain the ability to lazily stream
> responses. Which is very nearly the only raison d'etre of the HTTP
> package at this point.
Also that it's in the Platform and is kind of needed there for
> I'm not particularly keen on removing the overloading as I don't think
> keeping it costs much for now and I kind of like the idea.
> It doesn't cost much, but it also seems to no longer have any benefit,
> which suggests that it could usefully be dropped.
I view easy switching between lazy and strict bytestrings as a benefit.
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