Adding binary to the Haskell Platform

Don Stewart dons at
Wed Aug 5 11:06:08 EDT 2009

> Ok, the way to proceed is to build a set of benchmarks.  I did some  
> rough timings myself recently, and found that binary was roughly  
> comparable to the Binary module in GHC, which as far as I know is fairly  
> fast (though I know there are faster libraries out there).
> I suspect we're all measuring different things.  Would someone like to  
> work on benchmarking binary and identifying the weak points?

I'll benchmark the default instances, and the underlying primitives.
Let's see what that shows up.

-- Don

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