[database-devel] sqlite3-simple?

Greg Weber greg at gregweber.info
Wed Aug 1 21:05:05 CEST 2012

sounds useful. You can also check out Michael Snoyman's sqlite
bindings used in Persistent:
http://hackage.haskell.org/package/persistent-sqlite and the one in

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Janne Hellsten <jjhellst at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I've been looking for better Haskell sqlite bindings for few months now.
> So far I've tried or investigated the following sqlite packages:
> - hdbc-sqlite3
> - sqlite
> - direct-sqlite
> At the same time I've played around a bit with postgresql-simple.
> I've come to quite like the postgresql-simple API and would like to
> have a access API for sqlite.
> Unfortunately, all the existing sqlite bindings seem to offer a much
> lower level interface.
> I'm thinking that if no *-simple style Haskell library exists for
> sqlite3, I'd like to create one.
> I've exchanged a few e-mails about this with Leon and with his help
> have a few ideas on how to go about it.
> Leon suggested that the design should be two libraries: one low-level
> library that can be unsafe to use directly and another medium-level
> package that's built on the low-level library.  The medium part would
> borrow pretty directly from existing *-simple packages.
> I dabbled a bit with my own low-level sqlite bindings but later came
> to realize that the direct-sqlite package
> (http://ireneknapp.com/software/) seems to be pretty close to what I'd
> need.  So I'm thinking that could be the low-level part of
> sqlite-simple.
> Does this seem like a useful thing to build? (I know I'd need it.)
> Does something like this already exist?
> Thanks!
> Janne
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