[web-devel] FilePath in WAI

Vagif Verdi vagif.verdi at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 00:00:14 CEST 2012

Considering that we are talking about the web server, it would be safe to 
assume that most people would not run it on windows for production use.

So i say WAI should switch to ByteString, and let the windows users be 
penalized just a little bit. You can't please everyone.

On Friday, June 15, 2012 02:47:15 PM Johan Tibell wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Greg Weber <greg at gregweber.info> wrote:
> > The ticket would be to switch the standard libraries to use
> > system-filepath, which probably requires a mailing list discussion
> > somewhere, a lot of boring changes of code, and a more inconvenient
> > API for end users. I will wait for Text to become standardized first
> > 
> > :)
> The FilePath issue has been discussed at length before. The problem is
> that different OS:es define file paths to be different things (i.e.
> Unicode or bytes.) The FilePath type somehow has to bridge that, that
> will be difficult. My main grip with FilePath right now is that it's
> not an abstract type.
> -- Johan
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