[Haskell-cafe] Connection helpers: for people interested in network code

Bjorn Bringert bjorn at bringert.net
Wed Mar 5 16:05:42 EST 2008

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 5:15 PM, Adam Langley <agl at imperialviolet.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 7:31 AM, Bjorn Bringert <bjorn at bringert.net> wrote:
>  >  you may want to have a look at the socket abstraction used in the HTTP package:
>  >
>  >  http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/HTTP/3001.0.4/doc/html/Network-Stream.html
>  >
>  >  It would be great to get HTTPS support going!
>  I should have mentioned that I had seen this in the original email. I
>  think the major problem with this interface was that it was written in
>  the time before ByteStrings. Now that we have ByteStrings I think that
>  it makes a lot of sense for networking to use them.
>  However, it shouldn't be too hard to wrap HsOpenSSL in this interface.
>  I might try this this week. Then HTTPS should Just Work (maybe ;)

There is some (dormant?) work on bringing HTTP into the age of the
ByteString. Thomas Schilling (nominolo) might be able to tell you more
about it.


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