[Haskell-cafe] hsb2hs preprocessor looking for a maintainer
mail at joachim-breitner.de
Wed Aug 4 02:42:14 EDT 2010
out of a discussion in haskell-devscripts, John MacFarlane wrote a very
nice tool, called hsb2hs, that allows you to include any binary (or
text) file as a constant in your program. This can be useful in various
instances, e.g. when creating programs that should not depend on data
files installed in the right location, or larger, multi-line strings
that you’d like to edit on their own, not as a long string constant in
the Haskell file (I once wished I had this when including some CSS in a
CGI script written in Haskell).
The current code is on http://github.com/jgm/hsb2hs and you can read
more about it in the subthread starting at
Unfortunately, John says that he does not have time to develop it
further, and I probably don’t either. Is there anyone here interested in
picking up the projects?
Possible TODOs involve the optimization I suggested in
and making Cabal support .hsb files directly (just as with .y etc.
Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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Debian Developer: nomeata at debian.org
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