[Haskell-cafe] Reading Word16, Word32, etc. from a FPS

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Oct 2 08:03:32 EDT 2005

> Folks,
> How would I implement reading of big/little-endian shorts, longs,  
> floats, etc. from a fast packed string?

Have a look at Binary.hs. You've just got bytes in the FastStrings, so
Data.Bits might help too.  Binary.hs is in GHC's utils/, iirc. Possibly
New Binary would also be useful (the cabalised library).

Good idea btw!

-- Don

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