[Haskell-cafe] A 3 line program --> Reid, Don, Daniel
Colin Paul Adams
colin at colina.demon.co.uk
Tue Oct 27 02:17:26 EDT 2009
>>>>> "Brandon" == Brandon S Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> writes:
Brandon> That would be the Haskell98 Report: Haskell uses the
Brandon> Unicode  character set. However, source programs are
Brandon> currently biased toward the ASCII character set used in
Brandon> earlier versions of Haskell .
Brandon> So yes, it's reasonable to "blame" the language (spec).
Note also that it mentions the Unicode character set, not a particular
Unicode encoding scheme.
To me that implies that an implementation must support all 7 encoding
schemes, not just UTF-8.
At which point you probably want to make use of iconv, so you might as
well support all iconv-supported encodings.
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