Haskell Platform Proposal: add the 'aeson' library

Bas van Dijk v.dijk.bas at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 23:15:06 UTC 2013

On 18 September 2013 06:30, Niklas Hambüchen <mail at nh2.me> wrote:
> On 18/09/13 04:02, Dan Burton wrote:
>> Everybody already uses, trusts, and loves aeson.
> There's only one thing about it that I don't trust:
> "Partial instances" that will call error in pure code and crash my program.
> ByteString has such an instance that simply assumes that ByteString is
> the same as Text, so it calls Data.Text.Encoding.decodeUtf8 on it.
> https://github.com/bos/aeson/issues/126
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Note that Bryan pushed a patch which removes the ByteString instances:


I think this is a good change. Now users have to be explicit how they
want to encode binary data as JSON.


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