[Haskell-cafe] Hoogle and Network.Socket
jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Fri Feb 20 13:29:25 EST 2009
On Fri, 2009-02-20 at 09:17 +0000, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> > 1) Show all the functions (when the number is low), but place platform
> > specific functions under separate headers: "Windows",
> > "Linux/BSD/POSIX", "OS X", etc.
> If a function isn't available on all OS's then all Hoogle would be
> encouraging you to do is break compatibility and stop me from using
> your software.
If my software works at all on Windows, it will only ever be by
accident; it certainly won't fit comfortably into the Windows
environment or look-and-feel. If I'm writing a Unix text filter, why
should I give up a library or tool that would make my life easier
because it's only available on Unix?
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