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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
+<!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "">
+ <herd>haskell</herd>
+ <use>
+ <flag name='portable'>No non-haskell unportable code.</flag>
+ </use>
+ <longdescription>
+ Snap is a simple and fast web development framework and server written in
+ Haskell. For more information or to download the latest version, you can
+ visit the Snap project website at &lt;;.
+ This library contains the core definitions and types for the Snap framework,
+ including:
+ 1. Primitive types and functions for HTTP (requests, responses, cookies,
+ post/query parameters, etc)
+ 2. Type aliases and helper functions for Iteratee I/O
+ 3. A monad for programming web handlers called \&quot;Snap\&quot;, inspired by
+ happstack&#39;s (&lt;;), which allows:
+ * Stateful access to the HTTP request and response objects
+ * Monadic failure (i.e. MonadPlus/Alternative instances) for declining
+ to handle requests and chaining handlers together
+ * Early termination of the computation if you know early what you want
+ to return and want to prevent further monadic processing
+ /Quick start/: The &#39;Snap&#39; monad and HTTP definitions are in &quot;Snap.Core&quot;,
+ some iteratee utilities are in &quot;Snap.Iteratee&quot;.
+ Higher-level facilities for building web applications (like user/session
+ management, component interfaces, data modeling, etc.) are planned but not
+ yet implemented, so this release will mostly be of interest for those who:
+ * need a fast and minimal HTTP API at roughly the same level of abstraction
+ as Java servlets, or
+ * are interested in contributing to the Snap Framework project.
+ </longdescription>