[Haskell-cafe] [web-devel] [ANNOUNCE] First release of crypto-conduit

Aristid Breitkreuz aristidb at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 8 15:35:56 CET 2012

To use the hash, I have to convert it to a ByteString, and then I
suddenly have lost all this safety. I don't really see how there is
any real safety gained.

That said, just exposing a direct method of getting to that ByteString
without cereal (as Thomas proposed) would be an improvement.


2012/1/8 Vincent Hanquez <tab at snarc.org>:
> On 01/08/2012 04:12 AM, Aristid Breitkreuz wrote:
>> Why? I don't actually need the hash object for anything, usually. All
>> I need is the ByteString, and then I need to learn how to use the
>> cereal package to get it...
> The whole rationale i believe, is having meaningful types associated to your
> values so that the type checker can do its job. i.e. you don't start mixing
> a hash (in binary form) and a random piece of file.
> My only problem with the Serialize instance, is that dependencies (cereal in
> this case) trickle through to the user of the API, which would be solved by
> Thomas' suggestion.
> --
> Vincent

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