[Haskell] Weaving the Web with Haskell
gk at ninebynine.org
Tue Feb 3 17:54:20 EST 2004
At 16:23 03/02/04 +0000, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>Having solid libraries for XML and HTTP would be a jolly good thing. As
>you know, there is plenty of raw material around, but it obviously
>doesn't do what you want, yet.
I think I'm very close, based on the HXml Toolkit software and a few
bits. I was parsing XML directly from the web earlier today, using Hugs on
>If you, together with other interested parties, were to get together to
>do this, the rest of us would be very grateful. You could do that by
>directly working on the libraries distributed with GHC and Hugs (we
>could give you CVS access).
I'd like to see this become part of the standard libraries, when it becomes
sufficiently stable and portable. I can't say how Uwe Schmidt feels about
> Or you could make a separate project of it,
>and distribute the stuff separately, which would free you from the GHC
>and Hugs's release cycles.
If the new library infrastructure project takes off, that could be an
attractive option. I assume that in due course, the hierarchical libraries
would move into such a framework.
My goal is to be able to write software that uses an XML library that is
easy for people not experienced with Haskell to obtain and load into their
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