[Haskell-beginners] convert to fixed length Int

Carlos J. G. Duarte carlos.j.g.duarte at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 03:06:14 CEST 2012

On 08/17/12 01:42, Christopher Howard wrote:
> Hi. In Haskell, how would I go about converting from a Double (or Float)
> type to a Data.Int.Int8, Data.Int.Int16, and so forth? (Of course,
> expecting rounding and damage to out of range values.)
> I was playing around with signal generation using trig functions (hence
> the floating types) but the actual output has to be Int16.

Don't know if there's a better or correct way, but this seems to work:

ghci> let c = (round 256.6) :: Int16
ghci> :type c
c :: Int16

It rolls over at overflow:

ghci> let c = (round 65537) :: Int16
ghci> c

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