Adding binarySize to Binary

David Roundy droundy at
Mon Feb 5 12:50:20 EST 2007

On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 04:33:52PM +0200, Musasabi wrote:
> On 04.02 12:31, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> > Dons wrote:
> > > Yes, I've thought this would be useful too. A la 'sizeOf' in Storable.
> > > Should it be a member of the Binary class?
> Yes, as there is no other good way of implementing it in general.

And I presume the class would define a default function returning
(1,Nothing), or maybe returning (0,Nothing), since some data types will
take no space.  So it'd only put a burden on instance-declarers who want to
help out optimizing users of their data type.
David Roundy
Department of Physics
Oregon State University

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