Add binary and/or cereal to the Haskell Platform
dons00 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 19:26:55 CEST 2012
I'd say put the strict bs (cereal) and lazy bs (binary) in.
On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Johan Tibell wrote:
> > Hi Johan,
> > Johan Tibell wrote:
> >> As I've mentioned before  I think binary and cereal should be
> >> merged.... [other proposed API improvements]
> >> 1. http://blog.johantibell.com/2011/01/merging-binary-and-cereal.html
> > Yes, those are great ideas. The thing is, nobody
> > (myself included of course) has done anything about
> > it for almost two years. Right now, binary and cereal
> > are what they are. These are important packages that
> > are popular dependencies. I observe empirically
> > that their APIs are extremely stable. Unless there is
> > new evidence that someone will work on them in the
> > very near future and change the APIs significantly,
> > I think they should go into the platform the way they
> > are now. Or at least one of the two.
> I agree with this sentiment. My current thinking is that perhaps it's
> better to leave both out. I don't feel too strongly about it though.
> If binary went in we might convince Lennart to finish and release his
> "cps" branch which should give binary incremental input capabilities.
> -- Johan
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