Most popular libraries not in the HP
dons at galois.com
Thu Jul 15 16:01:14 EDT 2010
According to the 2010 download stats, the most popular libs *not* in the
Haskell Platform, by category are :
binary (rank 5/2200)
utf8-string (rank 7/2200)
ghc-paths (rank 15/2200) -- needed by haddock!
hslogger (rank 16/2200 -- LPGL
transformers (rank 18) -- related to mtl
uniplate (rank 21) -- conflict with syb?
terminfo (rank 25)
haskeline (rank 27) -- used internally by ghci?
json (rank 28)
xml (rank 29)
text (rank 31)
HaXml (rank 33) -- LGPL
HDBC (rank 42) -- LGPL
convertible (rank 43)
dlist (rank 54)
vector (rank 55)
pureMD5 (rank 70)
cereal (rank 82)
cpphs (rank 26)
hscolour (rank 48)
pandoc (rank 51) -- GPL
Things we might realistically propose to add for 2011.1
* Binary parsing: binary + cereal ?
* JSON parsing: json
* An xml lib: xml -- prob. needs polish
* Unicode: text
* Vectors: vector
* Hashing: pureMD5
With license changes to avoid static linking problems:
* Databases: HDBC
* XML: HaXml
Questions remain about what GUI lib to bring in, to augment the OpenGL
Both cabalized, but will hamper the ease of building from source (since
they bring in big C lib deps).
Personally, I'd like to see binary parsing, vectors and unicode text
done. Maybe JSON.
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