Eliminating #ifdefs in fptools/libraries?

Volker Stolz vs@foldr.org
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 15:46:53 +0100

On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 10:01:38AM +0000, Ross Paterson wrote:
> I sympathize with your concern, but I'm a bit reluctant to have Hugs
> pretending to provide things that it really doesn't handle. 
> I think it's better
> to make programmers explicitly aware of such shortcomings rather that
> let their programs compile and then not work.
> How about abstracting the problematic bits in Network.Socket as functions
> wrapped in #ifdef __HUGS__, but inside that module?

Yes, that would concentrate the #ifdefs where they won't hurt.

Volker (in his own #ifdef-hell)
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