[Haskell-cafe] Hoogle and Network.Socket

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Feb 24 15:53:18 EST 2009

On 2009 Feb 21, at 20:47, Jonathan Cast wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-02-21 at 07:25 -0700, John A. De Goes wrote:
>> Not showing platform-specific packages by default *might* make  
>> package
>> writers more likely to develop cross-platform packages. We've heard
>> many times someone say, "I don't know if it works on Windows, never
>> really thought of that."
> Um, why *should* I think of that?

I have to second this; I'm a Unix sysadmin, 98% of the time if I'm  
writing a program it's for Unix *and* requires POSIX APIxs, and even  
if it could apply to Windows the program needed there would be very  
significantly different.  And we have a Windows group for that.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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