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Add a more thorough description of Data.Text

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name: text
-synopsis: An efficient packed Unicode text type
-description: An efficient packed Unicode text type.
+synopsis: An efficient packed Unicode text type.
+ .
+ An efficient packed, immutable Unicode text type (both strict and
+ lazy), with a powerful loop fusion optimization framework.
+ .
+ The 'Text' type represents Unicode character strings, in a time and
+ space-efficient manner. This package provides text processing
+ capabilities that are optimized for performance critical use, both
+ in terms of large data quantities and high speed.
+ .
+ The 'Text' type provides character-encoding, type-safe case
+ conversion via whole-string case conversion functions. It also
+ provides a range of functions for converting Text values to and from
+ 'ByteStrings', using several standard encodings (see the 'text-icu'
+ package for a much larger variety of encoding functions).
+ .
+ Efficient locale-sensitive support for text IO is also supported.
+ .
+ This module is intended to be imported qualified, to avoid name
+ clashes with Prelude functions, e.g.
+ .
+ > import qualified Data.Text as T
+ .
license: BSD3
license-file: LICENSE
author: Tom Harper <>

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