string-conv: Standardized conversion between string types

[ bsd3, data, library, string, text ] [ Propose Tags ]
Versions 0.1, 0.1.1, 0.1.2
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Dependencies base (>=4.4 && <5), bytestring, text [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright Soostone Inc, 2012-2015
Author Ozgun Ataman
Category Data, String, Text
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Uploaded by MichaelXavier at Wed Jun 22 23:17:13 UTC 2016
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Avoids the need to remember many different functions for converting string types. Just use one universal function toS for all monomorphic string conversions.

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A type class to standardize string conversions. With this type class you only need to remember one function for converting between any two string variants. This package includes support for String, ByteString, and Text as well as the Lazy and Strict variants where necessary.

StringConv's toS function is most useful when you have a fully defined string conversion with a fixed (non-polymorphic) input and output type. Of course you can still use it when you don't have a fixed type. In that case you might need to specify a type class constraint such as StringConv s String.