deriving instances of Storable
Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Wed Feb 5 05:55:20 EST 2003
"mike V" <mivori at hotmail.com> writes:
> Is there any merit in the idea of allowing instances of Storable to be
> derived in a similar fashion to Show, providing that constituents are of
> class Storable.
> The benefits would be significant - automatic marshalling of structures.
> uses: storing to disk, passing over network etc etc..
For storage and transmission needs, what you really want is binary
serialisation. There are a couple of implementations of class Binary
out there already - have a look at the libraries at haskell.org list for
the most recent discussion.
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