[Haskell-cafe] Converting [Word8] to String

Joel Reymont joelr1 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 06:52:22 EDT 2005


How do I convert a list of bytes to a string?

Cale has suggested a neat way of parsing binary packets in this thread:


and I'm trying to create a packet reader for a Pascal-style string  
where the length is the first byte and the list of characters follows.

I understand that I can take the first X bytes of the byte list but  
how do I make this into a string?

I'll probably use fast packed strings to read from the socket handle  
and will unpack the fps into a list of bytes for parsing.

     Thanks, Joel


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