The xformat package

[Tags: bsd3, library]

Warning: This version of the package is very experimental and the interface may change in later versions. I am seeking comments to improve it.

This package is composed of two functions for formatted conversion between strings and typed values. Each is defined as a type-indexed function using a type class with multiple parameters and functional dependencies along with format descriptors.

Text.XFormat.Read allows one to parse values from a formatted string. Its functionality is similar to the C scanf function. Unlike scanf, however, the format descriptor is well-typed, ensuring that the output type is statically known.

Text.XFormat.Show allows one to print values to a formatted string. Its functionality is similar to the C printf function. Unlike printf, however, the format descriptor is well-typed, ensuring that the variable number arguments are statically known.

These functions can be easily extended to support new formats and new types. Extension is simple: define a format descriptor and an instance of the appropriate class.


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Versions0.1, 0.1.1, 0.1.2, 0.1.2.1
Dependenciesbase (>=3.0 && <5.0)
LicenseBSD3
Copyright(c) 2009 Sean Leather
AuthorSean Leather,
Maintainerleather@cs.uu.nl
Stabilityexperimental
CategoryText, Generics
Home pagehttp://github.com/spl/xformat/tree/master
UploadedTue Jun 23 19:03:07 UTC 2009 by SeanLeather
Downloads582 total (37 in last 30 days)
StatusDocs uploaded by user
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