[Haskell-cafe] GHC.Ptr, Foreign.Storable, Data.Storable.Endian, looking for good examples of usage
aslatter at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 17:36:17 CET 2011
On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 January 2011 16:13, Daniel Fischer <daniel.is.fischer at googlemail.com>
>> On Monday 10 January 2011 16:45:36, Aaron Gray wrote:
>> > This is interesting, what does the following line do :-
>> > data Int24 = I24# Int# deriving (Eq, Ord)
>> > regarding the I24# and Int#, are these inbuilt ?
>> Int# is the raw machine int (4 or 8 bytes) and I24# is the constructor.
>> uses the magic hash '#' to denote raw unboxed types (and the constructors
>> making ordinary boxed Haskell types from these, e.g. there's
>> data Int = I# Int#
>> data Word = W# Word#
>> data Double = D# Double#
>> and more defined in base [GHC.Types, GHC.Word]).
> So the 24 bit value is actually stored as a 32bit value. Meaning I will have
> to do my own IO reader and writer code to a ByteString.
I don't think so - the Storable instance provided for the Int24 type
peeks and pokes 24-bit values. At least, that what I understand John's
earlier message to mean.
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