microlens VS base64-bytestring

Compare microlens vs base64-bytestring and see what are their differences.

microlens

A lightweight (but compatible with ‘lens’) lenses library (by stevenfontanella)

base64-bytestring

Fast base64 encoding and decoding for Haskell. (by haskell)
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microlens base64-bytestring
2 1
278 44
0.7% -
5.3 1.3
about 1 month ago 8 months ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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microlens

Posts with mentions or reviews of microlens. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-03.
  • [Offer] Tutoring for Computer Science / Programming / Software Engineering topics
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/tutor | 3 Sep 2022
    I'm a software engineer with 3 years of professional experience. I worked for 2 years at Microsoft on Azure Compute and now work at Google, working on improving Google search. I am the sole maintainer of the popular open-source library microlens with 80k downloads. I've also contributed to the Koka programming language developed at Microsoft Research.
  • microlens is looking for a new maintainer
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/haskell | 8 May 2022
    microlens is a tiny van Laarhoven lenses library, mostly just copying definitions from lens and trying to avoid dependencies as much as possible. It has gained some popularity (742 package downloads in the last 30 days, vs the 1724 of the original lens).

base64-bytestring

Posts with mentions or reviews of base64-bytestring. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-07.
  • Yatima: A programming language for the decentralized web
    16 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jun 2021
    Sure, if you consider Haskell's runtime (I know that technically GHC /= Haskell, but in practice it's the only Haskell that matters, except maybe something like Asterius) all the primitives are backed by C libraries: https://hackage.haskell.org/package/ghc-prim-0.4.0.0/docs/GH...

    Likewise with conventions around pointers, arrays, etc. to the point where if you want to do anything really low-level or performance sensitive in Haskell, you're essentially punching a hole into C. As a random example, within the fast base64bytestring library, you find lots of use of `malloc`, `ForeignPtr` etc.: https://github.com/haskell/base64-bytestring/blob/master/Dat... And of course because this is C there aren't really many safety guarantees here.

    The plan with Yatima with its primitives, and eventually when we write an FFI is to integrate with Rust in the same way that Haskell uses C. My hope is that with Yatima's affine types we might even be able to FFI to and from safe Rust (since the borrow checker uses affine types), but this is a little bit of a research project to see how much that works. Even to unsafe Rust though, we have better safety guarantees than C, since unsafe Rust's UB is still more restricted than C's is.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing microlens and base64-bytestring you can also consider the following projects:

data-lens - Haskell 98 Lenses

asn1-encoding - ASN1 Raw/BER/DER/CER reader/writer in haskell

msgpack - Haskell implementation of MessagePack / msgpack.org[Haskell]

cassava-conduit - Conduit interface for cassava [Haskell]

bimap - Bidirectional mapping between two key types

fclabels - First class composable record labels for Haskell.

filesystem-trees - Traverse and manipulate directories as lazy rose trees

buffer-builder - Haskell library for efficiently building up buffers

proto-lens - API for protocol buffers using modern Haskell language and library patterns.