[Haskell-cafe] whatever happened to sendFile?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Aug 13 15:04:12 EDT 2008

On 2008 Aug 13, at 15:01, Chaddaï Fouché wrote:

> 2008/8/13 Jason Dusek <jason.dusek at gmail.com>:
>> I found an old lib for it:
>>   http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.0/html/unix/System.Sendfile.html
>> Hoogle turns up nothing, though.
> That don't sound very useful... Maybe when we only had String it was
> much more performant for big transfert, but now we can recode this in
> one short line of ByteString code and get the same performance as C.

sendfile() is actually a system call, not a library function.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
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