Strings

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There are several types of strings that can be used in Haskell programs.

Strings

String is the standard string type in Haskell; it is the same as [Char]. Strings are in Unicode.


ByteString

ByteString is a type defined in the package bytestring, available from Hackage.

There are two version of ByteStrings: lazy and strict.


Lazy ByteString

TODO


Strict ByteString

TODO


Data.ByteString.Char8

TODO


Text

For a more efficient processing of text, there is Text, defined in the package text.

There are two version of Texts: lazy and strict.


Lazy Text

TODO


Strict Text

TODO


Links

  • string-conversions; this package provides a simple type class for converting values of different string types into values of other string types.