arx VS HandsomeSoup

Compare arx vs HandsomeSoup and see what are their differences.


Bundles code and a job to run for local or remote execution. (by solidsnack)


Easy HTML parsing for Haskell (by egonSchiele)
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arx HandsomeSoup
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0.0 0.0
about 4 years ago about 8 years ago
Shell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of arx. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-13.
  • Show HN: Usr/bin/env Docker run
    4 projects | | 13 Jan 2024
    For those wanting to go down the self-extracting executable route, I recommend arx (it generates that sort of tarball-prepended-with-shell-script you describe)

    The `nix bundle` command can generate an arx file, which includes all of an application's dependencies. As an example, we started getting issues with an EC2 server whose image was an accumulation of changes over several years; whilst we worked on migrating to a saner setup (containers defined using Nix), as a stop-gap we got the server working again by using `nix bundle` to create an arx executable containing working versions of all the application's dependencies, which we could copy to the existing server as a drop-in replacement of the existing (broken) command.


Posts with mentions or reviews of HandsomeSoup. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning HandsomeSoup yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing arx and HandsomeSoup you can also consider the following projects:

xmlgen - XML generator library for Haskell

skylighting - A Haskell syntax highlighting library with tokenizers derived from KDE syntax highlighting descriptions

formatting - Format strings type-safely with combinators

hprotoc - Haskell protocol-buffers package

text-cp437 - Conversion of Unicode Text to and from code page 437

texmath - A Haskell library for converting LaTeX math to MathML.


patat - Terminal-based presentations using Pandoc

double-conversion - A fast Haskell library for converting between double precision floating point numbers and text strings. It is implemented as a binding to the V8-derived C++ double-conversion library.

pcre2 - Complete Haskell binding to PCRE2

yst - create static websites from YAML data and string templates