[Haskell-cafe] Re: IPv6?

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Fri Oct 8 10:10:35 EDT 2004

On 2004-10-08, Simon Marlow <simonmar at microsoft.com> wrote:
> On 07 October 2004 21:43, John Goerzen wrote:
>> Network.Socket in GHC6 seems to be restricted to IPv4, despite the
>> prsence of AF_INET6.  How do I support IPv6 in Haskell?
> You write some code to handle IPv6 and send it to us for inclusion in
> Network.Socket ;-)

OK, fair enough, let's go down that path for a moment :-)

I probably could figure out how to do that based on the existing IPv4
code.  Some small parts of IPv6 support are already there.

However, I'd have two questions:

1. Wouldn't there need to be some sort of discussion first to ensure
that all the compiler/interpreter implementors do it the same way?

2. I don't know anything about the autotools stuff save that it does not
get along very well with me.  If I submit a patch that assumes that IPv6
support is available, would somebody be able to add the appropriate
tests and ifdefs around it to ensure that it really is?

-- John

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