binary-typed: Type-safe binary serialization

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Binary serialization tagged with type information, allowing for typechecking and useful error messages at the receiving site.

This package serves the same purpose as tagged-binary, with a couple of key differences:

  • Support of different kinds of serialized type annotations, each with specific strengths and weaknesses.

  • Error messages can provide details on type errors at the cost of longer message lengths to include the necessary information.

  • Very small performance overhead compared to using standard Binary due to caching when using hashed type information. Since shown and full types are not cached, decoding them has a significant performance hit (ballpark: factor of two).

  • No depencency on Internal modules of other libraries, and a very small dependency footprint in general.

For information about usage, see the Data.Binary.Typed.Tutorial module.

Performance-wise, here is a value Right (Left <100 chars lipsum>) of type Either (Char, Int) (Either String (Maybe Integer)) benchmarked using the Hashed64 type representation:

(local copy)


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Versions [RSS],,,,, 0.2.2, 0.2.3, 0.3, 1.0 (info)
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Dependencies base (>=4.7 && <4.10), binary (>=0.7), bytestring (>=0.9), murmur-hash (>=0.1) [details]
License BSD-2-Clause
Copyright David Luposchainsky <dluposchainsky on googles email service>
Author David Luposchainsky <dluposchainsky on googles email service>
Maintainer David Luposchainsky <dluposchainsky on googles email service>
Revised Revision 1 made by HerbertValerioRiedel at 2017-07-31T09:37:02Z
Category Data, Serialization
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Uploaded by quchen at 2015-12-19T20:58:32Z
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