[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: binary 0.4: high performance, pure binary parsing and serialisation

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Oct 6 17:23:46 EDT 2007

> On 10/6/07, Felipe Almeida Lessa <felipe.lessa at gmail.com> wrote:
> > May I ask what are the changes? I didn't find some sort of changelog anywhere.
> There's the darcs changes list. The descriptions there in are .. terse :)
> But here's a selection:
>   * Add getLazyByteStringNul.
> -- | Get a lazy ByteString that is terminated with a NUL byte. Fails
> -- if it reaches the end of input without hitting a NUL.
> getLazyByteStringNul :: Get L.ByteString
>   * Fix strictness bug in runGetState that led to runtime errors.
>   * Port binary to ghc 6.8
>   * add parallel driver  (appears to be a parallel quicktest - which
> is cool because the tests took quite a while previously).

The main thing is porting to ghc 6.8 -- which means the new (*faster*)
lazy bytestring representation, and the smp parallel quickcheck driver
for the testsuite (it'll use N cores, watch the jobs migrate around).

-- Don

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