HTTP and character encodings

Ganesh Sittampalam ganesh at
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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