[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: vector-bytestring-

Christian Maeder Christian.Maeder at dfki.de
Mon Oct 17 18:28:51 CEST 2011

Am 17.10.2011 17:26, schrieb Bas van Dijk:
> On 17 October 2011 13:12, Christian Maeder<Christian.Maeder at dfki.de>  wrote:
>> So your package basically supports an unfortunate mix of bytestring and
>> vector functions?
> No, vector-bytestring exports the same API as bytestring (except for
> the Show and Read instances which will hopefully be fixed in a new
> vector release).

Yes, but Data.Vector.Storable can be simple imported and used in addition.

I suppose, the (derived) Data instances (from vector and the original 
bytestrings) break the abstraction. (So you must hope nobody is relying 
on this instance.)

>> How about proposing a better bytestring interface (if it
>> should not just be that of vector)?
> I'm all for improving the interface but the goal of vector-bytestring
> is that it can be used as a drop-in replacement for bytestring without
> changing to much code.

Changing back to another drop-in replacement for bytestring will be 
difficult if functions from Data.Vector.Storable have been used.

Thanks Christian

> Regards,
> Bas

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