[Haskell-cafe] Re: IPv6?
dominic.steinitz at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Oct 9 03:18:21 EDT 2004
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 14:10:35 +0000 (UTC)
> From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org>
> Subject: [Haskell-cafe] Re: IPv6?
> To: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
> Message-ID: <slrncmd7ur.6dr.jgoerzen at christoph.complete.org>
> 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
> 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
Maybe I'm badly informed but there is hardly any usage of IPv6. What's
driving you to want to use it?
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