The buffer-builder package
Data.BufferBuilder is an efficient library for incrementally building up ByteStrings, one chunk at a time. Early benchmarks show it is over twice as fast as ByteString Builder, primarily because BufferBuilder is built upon an ST-style restricted monad and mutable state instead of ByteString Builder's monoidal AST.
Internally, BufferBuilder is backed by a few C functions. Examination of GHC's output shows nearly optimal code generation with no intermediate thunks -- and thus, continuation passing and its associated indirect jumps and stack traffic only occur when BufferBuilder is asked to append a non-strict ByteString.
I benchmarked four approaches with a URL encoding benchmark:
State monad, concatenating ByteStrings: 6.98 us
State monad, ByteString Builder: 2.48 us
Crazy explicit RealWorld baton passing with unboxed state: 28.94 us (GHC generated really awful code for this, but see the revision history for the technique)
C + FFI + ReaderT: 1.11 us
Using BufferBuilder is very simple:
import qualified Data.BufferBuilder as BB let byteString = BB.runBufferBuilder $ do BB.appendBS "http" BB.appendChar8 '/' BB.appendBS "//"
This package also provides Data.BufferBuilder.Utf8 for generating UTF-8 buffers and Data.BufferBuilder.Json for encoding data structures into JSON.
|Versions||0.1.0.0, 0.2.0.0, 0.2.0.1, 0.2.0.2, 0.2.0.3, 0.2.1.0, 0.2.2.0, 0.2.2.1, 0.2.2.2, 0.2.3.0, 0.2.4.0, 0.2.4.1, 0.2.4.2, 0.2.4.3, 0.2.4.4 (info)|
|Dependencies||base (==4.*), bytestring, mtl, text, unordered-containers, vector [details]|
|Copyright||IMVU Inc., Chad Austin, Andy Friesen|
|Author||Chad Austin, Andy Friesen|
|Uploaded||Thu Dec 1 16:35:06 UTC 2016 by chadaustin|
|Distributions||LTSHaskell:0.2.4.4, NixOS:0.2.4.4, Tumbleweed:0.2.4.4|
|Downloads||1772 total (27 in the last 30 days)|
|Status||Docs available [build log]
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