Haskell Libraries Wishlist

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Oct 12 16:36:48 EDT 2004

On 2004-10-12, Shae Matijs Erisson <shae at ScannedInAvian.com> wrote:
> John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> writes:

Thank you for the numerous helpful suggestions.  I will be chasing them

Many (all?) of them were not listed at
http://www.haskell.org/libraries/, which is what I was using.  Would it
be possible to list more of these on that site?

>> E-Mail header, MIME codec      Composing or parsing e-mail messages
> Peter Simons wrote hsemail, http://cryp.to/hsemail/
> Peter Thiemann wrote WASHMail as part of WASH.
>> Base64 encode/decode           Render binary strings in ASCII
>>                                Required to do MIME
> I've seen several Base64 libs. More details if google doesn't turn up
> anything.
>> MD5, SHA algorithms            Generate unique hashes for strings, files
> Dominic Steinitz' CryptoLib - http://www.haskell.org/crypto/ReadMe.html
>> (n)curses interface            Full-screen text interfaces
> John Meacham wrote a binding for ginsu, Ian Lynagh wrote a binding that may not
> be publically released (not sure).
>> [ng]dbm interface              Persistent hash storage
> I think I've heard of one, I'd have to google to be sure.
>> mimetypes, mailcap support     Discover MIME types of files and
>>                                appropriate apps to use to handle
>>                                files
> WASHMail has some support for this and MIME encoded emails.
>> Maildir, mbox, MH, IMAP client Access e-mail storage systems
>> support
> I've written some ugly but mostly functional mbox code as part of
> curryspondence.
>> FTP, NNTP, SMTP client support Connect to appropriate servers
> Thomas Hallgren wrote InternetLib, not sure if it requires Fudgets or not.
> Richard Braakman wrote a (partial?) FTP implementation as part of his harc
> source control project.
>> IPv6 Support                   Obvious :-)
> I'd really like this, but haven't gotten around to trying to make it work in
> GHC. Shouldn't be too hard though.
> Part of my lost list of Haskell wishes: 
> GHC-approved SDL binding (there are several partial implementations)
> Arrow-based Parsec-alike

John Goerzen
Author, Foundations of Python Network Programming

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