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Bug#513145: ITP: haskell-convertible -- Typeclasses and instances for converting between types

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>

* Package name    : haskell-convertible
  Version         : 1.0.0
  Upstream Author : John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>
* URL             : http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/convertible
* License         : LGPL
  Programming Lang: Haskell
  Description     : Typeclasses and instances for converting between types
Description: convertible provides a typeclass with a single function
 that is designed to help convert between different types: numeric
 values, dates and times, and the like.  The conversions perform bounds
 checking and return a pure Either value.  This means that you need
 not remember which specific function performs the conversion you
 Also included in the package are optional instances that provide
 conversion for various numeric and time types, as well as utilities
 for writing your own instances.
 Finally, there is a function that will raise an exception on
 bounds-checking violation, or return a bare value otherwise,
 implemented in terms of the safer function described above.
 Convertible is also used by HDBC 2.0 for handling marshalling of
 data to/from databases.
 Convertible is backed by an extensive test suite and passes tests
 on GHC and Hugs.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (99, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

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