[Haskell-cafe] Low-level networking [Haskell not ready for Foo]

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 8 16:29:10 EST 2009

John Goerzen wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:36:32AM -0700, John A. De Goes wrote:
>> The number of applications requiring the implementation of a custom web 
>> server is an insignificant fraction of the number of applications  
>> requiring a messaging system. I don't think anyone would dispute  
>> Haskell's ability to do low-level, raw networking, of the type that few 
>> people actually need to do. It's the higher level stuff where there's a 
>> huge amount of room for improvement.
> I disagree on both points.
> Haskell has had somewhat of a deficit in the low-level networking
> stuff, not even supporting IPv6 in the standard stack until just
> recently.  (That is, things like AF_INET6 were not present.)
> I think it has pretty much caught up by now though.

Any idea how I get Haskell to send ICMP ECHO packets? (And, obviously, 
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