ekmett at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 09:41:59 CEST 2013
I too would favor pushing it out to the platform.
On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM, Bart Massey <bart at cs.pdx.edu> wrote:
> 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>
> > On 9/6/13 3:55 PM, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> >> That's hardly relevant, as it sounds like Bart's work marks a
> >> 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
> >> seems backwards compatible, do you have any objection to moving from
> >> 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
> > 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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