[Haskell-cafe] Re: "Standard C" available in cabal package

Matthias Kilian kili at outback.escape.de
Fri Jan 30 16:48:06 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 09:40:02PM +0100, Achim Schneider wrote:
> > > POSIX?
> > 
> > Is that portable for non-unix? I think cabal
> > does work on some non-unix systems.
> > 
> Even windows provides POSIX, it's _the_ C standard. If you are going to
> find a common set of C functions, that'll be it. Don't expect windows
> to have a fifo or block file type, though.

Sorry, but the standard libraries defined by all the C standards
are just a small subset of POSIX. If you want to be portable beyond
POSIX compliant systems, you've to stick to something like C99.

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