[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: binary: high performance, pure binary serialisation

Tomasz Zielonka tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 10:42:48 EST 2007

On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 04:31:28PM +0100, Henning Thielemann wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jan 2007, Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> > 
> >         Binary: high performance, pure binary serialisation for Haskell
> >      ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> > 
> > The Binary Strike Team is pleased to announce the release of a new,
> > pure, efficient binary serialisation library for Haskell, now available
> > from Hackage:
> >     
> >  tarball:    http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/binary/0.2
> >  darcs:      darcs get http://darcs.haskell.org/binary
> >  haddocks:   http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/binary/Data-Binary.html
> I want to write out data in the machine's endianess, because that data 
> will be post-processed by sox, which reads data in the machine's 
> endianess. Is this also planned for the package?

I also have to use a specific serialisation format. I guess we could
both simply use putWord8, but then we'll probably lose most of the
benefits of using the library.

Perhaps we could think about introducing some "encoding contexts", with
a default encoding that can be automatically derived, but also with the
ability to create one's own encodings?

Best regards

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