[darcs-users] Replace src/Printer.lhs with an external library?

Nicolas Pouillard nicolas.pouillard at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 09:41:15 UTC 2009

Excerpts from trentbuck's message of Fri Mar 27 01:03:05 +0100 2009:
> Ian Lynagh <igloo at earth.li> writes:
> > * Text.PrettyPrint doesn't give you a way to print any sort of packed
> >   string type without unpacking it. This is waiting on there being a
> >   suitable unicode packed string type for it to use.
> How serious an issue is this?  I guess most of the strings that this
> module prints are quite short, so wouldn't the unpacking cost be
> negligible?

Hum are you sure? The hexadecimal representation of binary patches can be
very long.

Nicolas Pouillard

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