[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: enumerator 0.4.8

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Sun Mar 27 17:38:38 CEST 2011

Enumeratees solve some use cases but not others. Let's say you want to incrementally compress a 2 GB file. If you use an enumeratee to do this, your "transformer" iteratee has to do IO. I'd prefer an abstraction to incrementally and purely produce the output from a stream of input.


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On Mar 26, 2011, at 3:12 PM, wren ng thornton wrote:

> On 3/26/11 4:33 PM, John A. De Goes wrote:
>> 4. Iteratees cannot incrementally produce output, it's all or nothing, which makes them terrible for many real world problems that require both incremental input and incremental output.
> For this one, enumeratees are the proposed solution. But for some reason enumeratees are oft overlooked.
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