[darcs-users] darcs patch: add suggested fix to readFile policy war... (and 1 more)

Simon Michael simon at joyful.com
Thu Feb 12 20:20:43 UTC 2009

Eric Kow wrote:
> Whoops! Looks like you just crossed patches with Petr

Yes. We have been chatting as I worked on this for the last 2.5 hours so 
I'm surprised he didn't mention it. :)

>> +        "Prelude.readFile doesn't ensure the file is closed before it is deleted!\nConsider import Data.ByteString.Char8 as B (readFile), B.readFile instead." \
> I'm not sure I buy this explanation.

I haven't been able to understand the explanation of the problem either. 
But I believe it arises because Prelude.readFile is lazy. 
Data.ByteString's is strict which presumably removes the issue. I think 
applying this patch is better than applying not patch as it helps folks 
comply with the policy and move on.

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