Most popular libraries not in the HP
johan.tibell at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 07:37:01 EDT 2010
On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15/07/2010 23:53, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 9:01 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com
>> <mailto:dons at galois.com>> wrote:
>> Things we might realistically propose to add for 2011.1
>> New capabilities:
>> * Binary parsing: binary + cereal ?
>> Why both? Their parallel existence and purpose is already confusing,
>> without blessing the two :-)
> Right, if there are are two competing libraries and it's not clear which
> one is best, that's a sign that we shouldn't put either in the platform
> until the differences are resolved. Fight it out and get back to us when
> you have an answer :-)
Lennart has added a continuation based interface, on top of which the
current lazy interface is implemented. The continuation based interface
supports a strict interface, with error checking. Whenever that interface is
released binary should subsume cereal.
> * Unicode: text
>> Abstain :-) I will observe that it needs a tiny bit more API
>> stabilisation, but that's almost done.
I want to see this in HP too but I'll wait until Bryan thinks it's ready.
> * Vectors: vector
>> Definitely want.
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