[Haskell-cafe] Data.Binary Endianness

Sven Panne sven.panne at aedion.de
Mon Sep 10 12:11:50 EDT 2007

On Monday 10 September 2007 17:17, Jules Bean wrote:
> On the documentation page:
> http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/binary/Data-Binary.html
> [...]

Just a small hint: That page seems to be out of date compared to:


The library looks quite nice, but I'm missing support for reading/writing 
Int{8,16,32,64} and Float/Double (in IEEE format, currently *the* binary 
representation in most formats I know) in LE/BE/host byte order. Have I 
overlooked something? Using unsafeCoerce# and friend there are probably 
workarounds for this, but having it in the "official" API would be quite 
helpful for I/O of real-world formats.


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