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

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 9 13:18:12 EST 2009

Thomas DuBuisson wrote:
> Not all the data structures you need are there last I looked.

This was my conclusion as well.

As with most network libraries I've seen, TCP works just great, and 
anything else... tough? (I couldn't even see UDP last time. Have I 
missed something?)

> As you
> could infer from my recent posts, one of my dozen future projects is
> to add netinet/*.h like data structures to the Haskell network library
> (i.e. TCP, IPv4, UDP headers with Binary instances).  This isn't to
> say your task would be much more difficult, but it would be nice to
> have a community wide definition available.

That would, indeed, be nice.

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