[Haskell-cafe] Problem on overlapping instances

Antoine Latter aslatter at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 04:32:39 CET 2011


I only use the 'Binary' class when I don't care about the specifics of
the serialization format, only that it be reasonably fast, compact and

When I need to comply with some particular format I use the functions
in Data.Binary.Builder and Data.Binary.Get directly. Sometimes I make
my own Serialize/Deserialize classes if I think it will be helpful.

But I do look at the source for the instances of the 'Binary' class
for inspiration!

Take care,

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 2:24 AM, Magicloud Magiclouds
<magicloud.magiclouds at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  I am using Data.Binary which defined "instance Binary a => Binary
> [a]". Now I need to define "instance Binary [String]" to make
> something special for string list.
>  How to make it work? I looked into the chapter of
> overlappinginstances, nothing works.
> --
> 竹密岂妨流水过
> 山高哪阻野云飞
> _______________________________________________
> Haskell-Cafe mailing list
> Haskell-Cafe at haskell.org
> http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/haskell-cafe

More information about the Haskell-Cafe mailing list