[Haskell-cafe] Just for a laugh...
andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Fri Jun 1 14:36:53 EDT 2007
Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> See also the older NewBinary,
Now that's just ironic...
Incidentally, I've been thinking. You *might* want the binary
representation of things if you were going to, say, compress or encrypt
data before putting it into a file or whatever. Actually in Java
(bleeeh) you can wrap things around a stream so that data gets
compressed and transformed between where the program writes it, and
where it hits the endpoint. Haskell doesn't have a library for this, and
I don't immediately see how to implement one. It would be darn useful to
have a standard setup for this though. That way, when somebody wants to
implement a new way to do zlib compression or a SHA-256 implementation
or... there will already be a standardised way to access the binary
representation of data without having to write it to a file.
(If any of that made sense...)?)
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