Future plans: unicode and line editing
igloo at earth.li
Tue Nov 25 10:00:01 EST 2008
We've been weighing up the options to solve the recent problems that
editline has given us, and we think that this is the best way forward:
Implement unicode support for text I/O
(we've had this on the TODO list for some time now; it was slated for
6.10, but didn't make it)
Switch to using haskeline instead of editline
Haskeline should be able to use the above unicode support, rather than
the utf8-string package
Create (and ship with GHC) a utf8 bytestring-a-like
I'm not sure if this is actually needed by either of the above, but it
is certainly related, and something we want to do anyway
We won't be trying to get any of the above into future 6.10 releases.
However, for 6.10 you can use Judah's ghci-haskeline:
which uses the GHC API and the haskeline package to implement the GHCi
If you have any problems using ghci-haskeline, then it is likely that
GHCi in 6.12 will have the same problems, so please let us know!
Comments and criticisms welcomed!
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