bzlib: Compression and decompression in the bzip2 format

[ bsd3, codec, library ] [ Propose Tags ]

This package provides a pure interface for compressing and decompressing streams of data represented as lazy ByteStrings. It uses the bz2 C library so it has high performance.

It provides a convenient high level API suitable for most tasks and for the few cases where more control is needed it provides access to the full bzip2 feature set.


[Last Documentation]

  • Codec
    • Compression
      • Codec.Compression.BZip
        • Codec.Compression.BZip.Internal


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Versions [RSS] 0.2, 0.3, 0.4,,,,,,,,,
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Dependencies base (>=4.3 && <4.20), bytestring (>=0.9 && <0.13), fail (>=4.9 && <4.10) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright (c) 2006-2015 Duncan Coutts
Author Duncan Coutts <>
Maintainer Duncan Coutts <>
Revised Revision 2 made by Bodigrim at 2023-08-06T18:38:05Z
Category Codec
Source repo head: darcs get
this: git clone
Uploaded by VaibhavSagar at 2020-06-08T16:41:40Z
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Reverse Dependencies 19 direct, 12 indirect [details]
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