[Haskell-cafe] ANN: MIME Strike Force

Dan Mead d.w.mead at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 02:25:59 EDT 2007

man, Micheal's minutes have been spamming my yahoo account
since like 2002. Think you could take care of that for me?

also, I'll write your mime library... my rate is $50 an hour


On 3/18/07, Jeremy Shaw <jeremy.shaw at linspireinc.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> If you have tried to do any MIME processing using Haskell, you are
> likely to have found two things:
> 1) There are a lot of MIME libraries for Haskell
> 2) None of them do everything you want
> So, I propose that we form a MIME Strike Force and create the one,
> true MIME library.
> The plan is something like this:
> 1) Document all the things the MIME library needs to support.
> 2) Pick the technology, and design the infrastructure for supporting
>    these features. For example, I don't think we will be able to use
>    Parsec because:
>    i) We want to support ByteString
>    ii) We want to be able to lazily parse the message
> 3) Try to reuse as much existing code as possible to implement the
>    design.
> I have started step 1 by creating this page:
> http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Libraries_and_tools/MIMEStrikeForce
> Please add your comments, requirements, etc.
> If you are interesting in helping contrib ideas, code, or flames,
> please let me know. If there is enough interest, we should probably
> set up a mailing list for discussion.
> j.
> ps. This *might* make a decent SoC project, but only if it results in
> the one, true MIME library. We definitely do not need another
> incomplete MIME library floating around.
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