Ability to read, write, and modify BBDB files

Version on this page:0.8
LTS Haskell 11.6:0.8
Stackage Nightly 2018-04-23:0.8
Latest on Hackage:0.8

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A relatively primitive (but working) Haskell library to read and write BBDB (Insidious Big Brother Database) files. One major goal was to be able to have the following be the identity function:

d <- readBBDB "/path/to/.bbdb"
-- d is now a Haskell data type
writeFile (asLisp d) "path/to/copy-of-.bbdb"

Because of this goal, the interface is based on lists, and tends to be a lot of work to get to the actual data you are looking for. Sorry about that.


Changes for Database/BBDB

from 0.7 -> 0.8

Changed back from Foundation to Prelude to prevent breakage.

from 0.6 -> 0.7

Changed over to Foundation rather than Prelude.

from 0.5 -> 0.6

The new BBDB version (BBDB3) uses file format 9 now. Three fields were added: a hash field, a creation date field, and a modification time field. Theses used to be present in the notes field.

from 0.4 -> 0.5

The BBDB file format changed. The current version of the format is 7. Once field, called Affixes was added, and now the extension in a US phone field is required.

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