# Encode: Encoding character data

[ codec, library, program, text ] [ Propose Tags ]

The Encode library is being proposed as a Haskell analogy to the Encode extension in Perl, http://search.cpan.org/dist/Encode/.

Like its counterpart, Encode should provide a unified interface for converting strings from different encodings into a common representation, and vice versa. The representation should be isomorphic to the Unicode character set, and the encodings might be both standard and user-defined. For this purpose, the Encode module defines the Encode.UPoint type and the Encode.Encoding type class.

The FunParsing library is an edited excerpt from the Functional Parsing library developed by Peter Ljunglöf in his licenciate thesis /Pure Functional Parsing – an advanced tutorial/, Göteborg University and Chalmers University of Technology, April 2002, http://www.cs.chalmers.se/~peb/software.html.

The Version library is just a simple support for working with the CVS/SVN revision keyword.