[Haskell-cafe] binary IO

Brian McQueen mcqueenorama at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 01:20:15 EST 2005

How is this different from the (un)pickle  process that has been
discussed here recently?  Recently I've seen the Binary discussions,
and the pickeling discussions, and I noticed they seemed to be talking
about the same process.

Brian McQueen

On 12/26/05, Tomasz Zielonka <tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 01:10:24AM -0300, Pupeno wrote:
> > It seems I have found a hole in Haskell... :(
> I don't think so. Even if there was no way to do this, you could fill
> the hole yourself.
> > Before I start to develop a library with functions such us those on
> > http://haskell.org/hawiki/BinaryIo (hGetWord8, hGetWord16le, hGetWord16be,
> > etc), is there some reliable library that can help me ?
> > I basically need a set of functions to read binary data out of a Handle (a
> > higher lever of hGetBuf and hPutBuf). What I am doing is implementing a DNS
> > server, so, my typical need is:
> I think in the case of DNS, where the packets are quite small, it's best
> to separate reading the Handle from interpreting the data. For example,
> you can read from socket to a FastPackedString, and have a purely
> functional deserialization code work on it.
> Some time ago I was playing with DNS too. I have a library that can
> construct and interpret DNS packets, but it's a bit incomplete right
> now. It reads packets as Strings, but it should be quite straightforward
> to make it read and interpret FastPackedStrings.
>     http://www.uncurry.com/repos/TzDNS
> I've just glanced at the code, and yes, it is a bit of a mess. I'll see
> if I can tidy it up. Perhaps you could help me?
> Best regards
> Tomasz
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