[Haskell-cafe] Doubting Haskell
bos at serpentine.com
Sat Feb 16 20:11:59 EST 2008
Donn Cave wrote:
> But in Haskell, you cannot read a file line by line without writing an
> exception handler, because end of file is an exception!
Ah, yet another person who has never found System.IO.hIsEOF :-)
Whereas in C or Python you would check the return value of read against
zero or an empty string, in Haskell you call hIsEOF *before* a read.
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