[Haskell-cafe] Re: Bit Streams

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Jun 18 11:36:25 EDT 2008

> OK, so today I tried to write my first program using the Binary library. 
> And I've hit a snag: It appears the library will only handle data that 
> is byte-aligned. So if I try to write three Bool values, it uses three 
> bytes, not three bits.
> Before I sit down and spend 3 months designing my own library from 
> scratch, does anybody know of an existing library that allows you to do 
> what Binary does, but with single-bit precision? [I presume Binary is 
> byte-aligned for efficiency...]
> http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/binary-strict

The bitsyntax library perhaps? or a StateT over Binary for carrying
arround the bit packet to write.

-- Don

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