darcs patch: Add UTF8 converting and outputing functions
Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Thu Oct 19 08:35:00 EDT 2006
Jun Mukai <mukai at jmuk.org> wrote:
> > Why is all this GHC-only?
> I agree with you. There are no needs to be GHC-only.
> However, my code imports GHC.List and GHC.Word (not Data.List and
> Data.Word because they import Data.Char). These requirements are
> implementation dependent.
But what do you use from GHC.List and GHC.Word that are not available in
Data.List or Data.Word? At a glance, I could not see anything special.
> And also, the problem of UTF-8 encoding is currently GHC specific,
Not entirely. Other compilers may or may not yet read source files in a
specific encoding, but the general haskell programmer is certainly going
to want to do so, for arbitrary text.
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