Major version of the Haskell text library,

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6 comments on “Major version of the Haskell text library,
  1. Alessandro Stamatto says:

    Fantastic job! Great work

  2. Daniel says:


  3. Paul Rivier says:

    Great ! Good unicode support is a must have for Haskell to conquer the “real world” :)

  4. Reinier says:

    Great job! I’ll try to see if darcs builds with it :)

  5. solrize says:

    Yay!! Data.Text fills a major gap in the Haskell ecosystem.

  6. Willy says:

    But in the instance we are tailnkg about the most obvious way that marriage is oppressive is that it singles certain kinds of relationships out as favoured, while others are lesser, not sanctioned, and therefore deviant. It is one of the many ways in which people who don’t conform to a heteronormative ideal are punished in society. I suppose you were referring to heterosexual marriage though. While many of the legal conditions that made marriage oppressive within heterosexual relationships have been changed; women can apply for loans without their husband’s permission, they can buy a house when single, they can remain at work after marriage, they can seek a divorce when the relationship no longer functions, or when it has become abusive, the way that people experience marriage frequently does not match the legal status conferred upon the partners. Functionally, men will still often control joint resources, women are often forced to pay for all costs of childcare rather than it being a joint expense, women still do more of both the household and care work of a relationship, and women suffer economically more from loss of income and promotion due to child bearing and child rearing, even though this is now nominally deemed to be an equal responsibility, women are punished by the legal system for making complaints of abuse against their spouse in the context of family law disputes, women are more likely to be assaulted by an intimate partner than anyone else, once in a relationship where children are involved, the threat of violence against those children can be used to coerce the woman into staying, there are just so many examples. It is hard to talk about this in either incredibly diffuse ways or by recourse to anecdote but I will plump for the second if you really feel this needs explanation. One of the reasons I will never again be tempted into marriage is the subtle shift that occurred immediately after I gave birth, I won’t go into details but there was an occasion when both I and my late spouse were obviously thinking the same thing: it had suddenly become much, much more difficult for me to leave. This had nothing to do with violence I hasten to add , to explain further would get into TMI but the ways in which marriage acts to control and police and corral women are many and varied.Some of the social control that marriage makes possible are much more benign; the gentle urging for people to take care of their health, to seek treatment, to get enough sleep, to not work too hard etc, obviously contributes to the health benefits that are usually cited for married men in particular, hopefully in more equitable relationships, whether hetero or some other non traditional pairing, this benefit would accrue equitably also. I could be going into waffly territory here , but the idea that married relationships should be centred on a sexual relationship is also one that I think needs challenging. There have always been successful married partnerships that did not conform to this notion, but it’s kind of the dirty little secret of the history of marriage, or if it is spoken of people talk about it in terms of very restrictive and censorious paradigms; the loveless marriage of convenience, or the sham marriage to cover for each other’s deviant sexuality. It seems one of the most transgressive notions is that people may have a committed and loving relationship while not having any desire for a sexual relationship (with each other). Why people think that sexual relationships are the most stable basis in which to, for example raise children, is beyond me, to me they seem less stable. I think that marriage needs to be uncoupled not only from heteronormativity, but from the idea that it has any form of necessary or essential relationship to the participant’s sexuality however they manifest. But that’s me.

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