[Haskell-cafe] Simple network client
garyb at fxt.com
Wed Jan 30 14:13:55 EST 2008
One rather funky but effective solution might be to use the tftp
protocol. No security, but simple, flexible and efficient. I think
there are C libraries that implement it. This would take care of
handshaking binary data. I have no idea if anyone has ever used it in
On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 12:50 -0500, haskell-cafe-request at haskell.org
> robably not all of them, but some of them, definitely.
> If you want to transmit an arbitrary bytestring then I'm pretty sure
> that transmitting a length word first is the way to go. An arbitrary
> bytestring can have any value in it, so there are no values left to
> as delimiters :) You'd have to have some kind of escaping mechanism,
> like show, which is expensive.
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