[Haskell-cafe] Data.Dynamic over the wire
alfonso.acosta at gmail.com
Tue May 13 15:01:56 EDT 2008
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 7:39 PM, Jules Bean <jules at jellybean.co.uk> wrote:
> One thing which you can't obviously do is write Read or Show instances
> for Dynamic. So can we pass Dynamic data over the wire? If not,
> Dynamic is limited to the context of "within a single program", and
> can't be used over the network between cooperating programs, or in
> file formats, etc.
I've never used hs-plugins, but if I recall properly, it includes its
own implementation of TypeRep (and consequently Dynamic) in order to
overcome the serialization problem you have mentioned.
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