Text.Printf replacement?

Bart Massey bart at cs.pdx.edu
Sat Sep 7 03:01:52 CEST 2013

It doesn't seem to me that Text.Printf belongs in base. Indeed, I
avoided using Data.Set in the implementation (and I think Lennart did
as well, as there's an obvious place for it) partly to avoid the whole
base/containers disaster. --Bart

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Gershom Bazerman <gershomb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/6/13 3:55 PM, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
>> That's hardly relevant, as it sounds like Bart's work marks a considerable
>> improvement to the existing printf code. Surely we should evaluate it on
>> that basis, and not because it's not something entirely different.
>> Lennart, are you on the libraries@ list? If Bart's work passes review and
>> seems backwards compatible, do you have any objection to moving from your
>> printf implementation to his?
> (cc Lennart directly, just in case)
> As far as I know, the current Printf has gone unpatched for years and
> effectively unmaintained. I'd like to propose A) that we seriously consider
> Bart's rewrite/replacement, and B) that in so doing we also seriously
> consider moving it _out_ of base and _into_ the platform, as part of our
> general slimming-down base process.
> Thoughts?
> --Gershom
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