Mark Carroll mark@chaos.x-philes.com
Sat, 25 Aug 2001 10:00:17 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> A few years ago I spent a while developing a 'Binary' library which
> gives true bit-stream operations, where basically you can serialise
> any data structure to an arbitrary-length bit-stream.  This library
> is supplied with nhc98, and Sven Panne ported it to ghc.  I also
> adopted Noel Winstanley's standalone tool 'DrIFT' for automatically
> deriving instances of the Binary class, which answers one of your
> other questions.  It is pretty easy to extend DrIFT to derive any
> class you might design.

Wow - that all looks great. I assume it's on its way to becoming a
standard library with ghc and nhc? (-: Thanks very much!

-- Mark