A typeclass for byte operations?
Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Fri Feb 20 01:16:39 EST 2009
On 2009 Feb 19, at 13:12, Don Stewart wrote:
> 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.
I'd think these would be additions to the Word* types, reorganized
under a Word class.
brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH
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