Bytestring- and bytestring-

(crossposted from [ANN] bytestring- and bytestring-

On behalf of the maintainers team I’m happy to announce that two new bytestring versions have been released:

  • bytestring- is expected to be the last release in the bytestring-0.11 series.
  • bytestring- bundles all of the planned breaking changes that have been in the pipeline for the last few years.

Highlights from the changelog:

  • Some recently-discovered bugs in the SIMD implementations of isValidUtf8 have been fixed.
  • With bytestring-, ShortByteString can now be safely coerced to or from the ByteArray type.
  • Many functions returning StrictByteString can now return their results unboxed.

Many people contributed their time and effort to make this release happen. Thanks to all of them! Just to name a few, in no particular order:

  • Viktor Dukhovni
  • Vaibhav Sagar
  • Simon Jakobi
  • Matthew Craven
  • Andrew Lelechenko
  • Sergey Vinokurov
  • Koz Ross
  • Every contributor to past bytestring releases

Happy Haskelling!
~-Matthew Craven