[Haskell-cafe] Re: whatever happened to sendFile?

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Wed Aug 13 18:47:34 EDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 03:40:43PM -0700, Jason Dusek wrote:
>   A cross platfrom implementation would cover the case we most
>   care about -- writing services that pass static files back to
>   clients -- but would have to cut some functionality from the
>   *NIX sendfile().

There isn't a standard unix sendfile, while a few different ones have
functions called 'sendfile', they have different meanings/prototypes in
general. If 'sendfile(2)' is going to be exposed, it should be in a low
level platform specific library, however, since you are dealing with
deciding to use unportable behavior, it is hard to see what this will
gain over a manual FFI wrapper.


John Meacham - ⑆repetae.net⑆john⑈

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