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How to pick your string library in Haskell

Notice. Following a critique from Bryan O’Sullivan, I’ve restructured the page. “How do the different text handling libraries compare, and when should we use which package?” asks Chris Eidhof. The latter question is easier to answer. Use bytestring for binary data—raw bits and bytes with no explicit information as to semantic meaning. Use text for […]

  • August 2, 2010