An efficient compact, immutable byte string type (both strict and lazy) suitable for binary or 8-bit character data. (by haskell)

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bytestring reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of bytestring. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-01.
  • Monthly Hask Anything (July 2022)
    6 projects | | 1 Jul 2022
    If you bring in efficient strings from bytestring, densely packed arrays from vector, and an in-place sort from vector-algorithms, you can bring it down to 275ms (uses 19MB of mem).
  • Haskell - Important Libraries
    11 projects | | 24 Mar 2022
  • [ANNOUNCE] GHC 9.2.2 is now available!
    4 projects | | 7 Mar 2022
    Note that this release is broken for Windows.
  • Dragging Haskell Kicking and Screaming into the Century of the Fruitbat :: Reasonably Polymorphic
    3 projects | | 13 Nov 2021
    Well, ByteString in particular should not have an IsString instance in a new report. That's pretty clear by : the concensus is that there is no good solution right now, but it should not have gotten an IsString instance in the first place. If a theoretical new Haskell Report 202x includes OverloadedStrings (as it should) to handle string literals analogously to numeric literals, I'd expect it to not give ByteString (which is really just a collection of octets) an IsString instance, with all it's issues and rattail due to the encoding question being implicitized.
  • How can Haskell programmers tolerate Space Leaks?
    5 projects | | 26 Sep 2021
    Standard streaming libraries. They are being written by people that make the effort to understand performance and I have a hope that they make sure their streams run in linear space under any optimizations. It is curious and unsettling that we have standard lazy text and byte streams at the same time — and the default lazy lists, of course. I have been doing some work on byte streams and what I found out is that there is no way to check that your folds are actually space constant even if the value in question is a primitive, like say a byte — thunks may explode and then collapse over the run time of a single computation, defying any effort at inspection.
  • NorfairKing/haskell-dangerous-functions ; Call for contributions
    4 projects | | 29 Mar 2021
    Apparently it's not very optimized though, as you pointed out yourself:
  • Haskell ghost knowledge; difficult to access, not written down
    13 projects | | 24 Jan 2021
    If you need fast Double rendering you can get a significant improvement by using double-conversion or the Ryu branch of bytestring. Again, you'd expect that "how to show a floating-point number quickly" would be a solved problem, but it's not.
  • GHC 2021!
    3 projects | | 18 Jan 2021
    OverloadedStrings has a bad ByteString instance and should indeed be avoided:
  • Artyom's Haskell toolbox — a long list of tools/libraries I use
    5 projects | | 2 Jan 2021
    I'm trying to iron out API discrepancies between flavours of ByteString in, any help would be much appreciated.
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