[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell not ready for Foo [was: Re: Hypothetical Haskell job in New York]

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Thu Jan 8 17:48:20 EST 2009

Bardur Arantsson wrote:
> Thanks. For some reason I hadn't thought to use
>     (fromIntegral x)::PortNumber
> I guess I got stuck on the idea of constructing a PortNum directly and 
> didn't think beyond that. (Maybe PortNum should really be an abstract 

No problem.  I knew exactly what your problem was because I had the
exact same blinders on when I first learned the Haskell networking API.
 It would be helpful to have a pointer to this in the Haddock docs,
because it is non-intuitive to somebody just learning it.

> I guess the API isn't all that idiosyncratic after all :).

Just a touch under-documented ;-)

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