Module documentation for 0.4.2.2
This library allows to efficiently serialize Haskell values to lazy bytestrings with a large average chunk size. The large average chunk size allows to make good use of cache prefetching in later processing steps (e.g. compression) and reduces the system call overhead when writing the resulting lazy bytestring to a file or sending it over the network.
This library was inspired by the module
Data.Binary.Builder provided by the
binary package. It was originally developed with the specific needs of the
blaze-html package in mind. Since then it has been restructured to serve as a
drop-in replacement for
Data.Binary.Builder, which it improves upon both in
speed as well as expressivity.
To see the improvements in speed, run the throughput benchmark, which measures
serialization speeds for writing
Word64 in different
endian formats and different chunk sizes, using the command
or run the list serialization comparison benchmark
Checkout the combinators in the module
Blaze.ByteString.Builder.Write to see
the improvements in expressivity. This module allows to incorporate efficient
primitive buffer manipulations as parts of a builder. We use this facility
blaze-html HTML templating library to allow for the efficient
serialization of HTML escaped and UTF-8 encoded characters.