[Haskell-cafe] Re: Building network package on Windows

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Mon Jun 8 16:23:31 EDT 2009

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Iavor Diatchki <iavor.diatchki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Here is an update, in case anyone else runs into the same problem.

Thanks for following up. I wrote the code that performs that check, but
unfortunately I don't have access to all of the permutations of Windows that
are out there, so my ability to test is rather limited. I'm sorry for the
trouble it caused you. Perhaps Vista Home Basic doesn't have IPv6 support?
If that conjecture is true, I'm not sure how I'd have found it out :-( More
likely, the name mangling is going wrong.

As for your point that the network package exhibits different APIs depending
on the underlying system, that's true, but it's hard to avoid. Writing a
compatibility API for systems that don't have functioning IPv6 APIs is a
chunk of boring work, and I had thought that such systems were rare.

Anyway, please do file a bug, and we'll take the discussion of how to
reproduce and fix your problem there.

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