Add binary and/or cereal to the Haskell Platform

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Wed Aug 22 23:19:53 CEST 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Trevor Elliott <trevor at> wrote:
> This was the motivation for the initial work on cereal.  I'd be happy to see
> cereal make it into the HP, and I do believe that it provides a different
> feature set than binary, but I worry that it's reaching feature parity with
> attoparsec.  I'm not sure what to do in the long run for this, as the two
> are used in fairly different ways.  Maybe cereal could eventually become
> some sort of presentation of attoparsec and one of the builder packages?

I think the builder should eventually end up being a thin wrapper
around the new builder we're releasing in the next bytestring release
(based on blaze-builder).

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