[Haskell] Announce: Text.HTML.Chunks

Matthew Sackman matthew at wellquite.org
Sun Mar 25 17:05:32 EDT 2007

Text.HTML.Chunks is a clone with improvements of the Perl HTML::Chunks
module. My apologies to those of you who already feel ill at this

http://www.wellquite.org/chunks or

The main achievement is the use of template-haskell to combine the
template into the code at compile time. This then allows for static
checking that the variables/fields that the templates are expecting are
indeed being provided and that the templates the code is trying to use
do indeed exist. The template is then incorporated within the code,
removing the dependency on the template.

The downside is that if you ever change the template you must recompile
the code - this may be considered a good thing as it ensures that the
template is rechecked before it can be used: no more tweaking parts of
the template and forgetting to update all the use-points.

Download at http://www.wellquite.org/non-blog/chunks-2007-3-25.tgz

Any comments, patches, bug reports etc gratefully received.

Many thanks,


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