Wanted libraries

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This page provides a list of missing and found libraries for solving common real world programmer tasks.

If you think there should be a library for some common task, add it to this page, and someone may well step up and write it. If you know of a library to solve an open problem domain, link to it.

The first place to look is the full libraries list.

Missing libraries (by problem domain)

Numerical algorithms

Stuff to compute bessel functions, struve H1 etc.

Add any common problem areas for which libraries are missing.

Could be improved

Problems with existing solutions, that could be improved.

  • The core HTTP libraries need a lot of work. There is the beginnings of a useful library there, but many http codes are not handled, and there should be simple 'get' and 'head' functionality.
  • Binary serialisation support should be ported to bytestring, and added to the extralibs bundle
  • Simple process forking/popen, of type String -> IO String, is needed (the implementation should be in base)

If you have code that improves on something in the base libraries, you might consider submitting it to the libraries process, so it can appear in the standard libraries.

Existing libraries (by problem domain)

See the full libraries list.


See GUI libraries

High performance string IO

See String libraries

Binary IO

See Binary IO


See Compressing data


See Crypto libraries

Web frameworks

See Web frameworks

XML processing

See XML handling

Database access

See Databases

Add more problem domains that you feel we need libraries for!