snappy VS hs-zstd

Compare snappy vs hs-zstd and see what are their differences.


Fast Haskell bindings to Google's Snappy compression library (by bos)


Bindings to the Zstandard library to make it usable from the Haskell programming language. (by luispedro)
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  • Using C libraries in Haskell with Cabal
    5 projects | | 26 Jul 2022
    It kinda depends on how easy it is to build the C library, but assuming you can basically just list the files to point the C compiler at, yeah, it's not that hard to just include the C library in your project itself. The zstd library on Hackage does this (source on Github).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing snappy and hs-zstd you can also consider the following projects:

zip-conduit - Working with zip archives via conduits.

zlib - Compression and decompression in the gzip and zlib formats

lz4 - Haskell bindings to lz4

zip - Efficient library for manipulating zip archives

mime - A Haskell MIME library

lzip - Lzip compression / Lzlib bindings

binary-serialise-cbor - Binary serialisation in the CBOR format

tar - Reading, writing and manipulating ".tar" archive files.

simple-tar - A very simple tar archive processing library


ffmpeg-light - Minimal Haskell bindings to the FFmpeg library