A typeclass for byte operations?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Feb 19 13:12:10 EST 2009

Hey guys,

At work we have many and varied needs to do bytewise operations on
Haskell data. Things like:


Has anyone thought about:
    * A "Bytes" class, like the Bits class? Providing standard
    operations on values treated as bytes?

    * An Endian class, a la fromIntegral, for flipping bytes into a
    particular endianness.

-- Don

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