[Haskell-cafe] Storable types
jules at jellybean.co.uk
Thu Dec 20 10:02:52 EST 2007
Clerton Filho wrote:
> I'm newbie in Haskell, and I have some doubts... In this programming
> language, do we have storable values? Case affirmative, what are the
> storable types in Haskell, and how can I implement then...
Not entirely sure what you mean.
There is a haskell typeclass called Storable, but it probably isn't what
If you want persistence, serialisation, we have two options:
Read/Show is simple, slow and text-based. It's very helpful for
debugging but not for high performance.
Data.Binary is fast, configurable and binary. That's a good solution for
If you need versioning support, then the upper layer of Binary isn't for
you. But the "guts" of binary, called Get and Put, make it simple to
write your own versioned persistence.
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