[Haskell-cafe] Embarrassed Haskeller -- why is Read so bad? What are alternatives?
allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 15:05:56 UTC 2013
On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM, Ryan Newton <rrnewton at gmail.com> wrote:
> We have great tools for [de]serializing both to binary and to JSON
> (binary, cereal, json, aeson, etc). But we have rather weak support for
> [de]serializing to human readable Haskell-ish external formats.
What we have is parsec, attoparsec, trifecta, etc. --- parsers are so
trivial to build in Haskell that it's easier to swot up one that does
exactly what you need on the fly than it is to build a better Read with
enough flexibility to cover a majority of use cases.
brandon s allbery kf8nh sine nomine associates
allbery.b at gmail.com ballbery at sinenomine.net
unix, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure, xmonad http://sinenomine.net
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