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

Iavor Diatchki iavor.diatchki at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 19:48:53 EDT 2009

As Thomas pointed out, it is not clear if this is a bug, or if there
is something confused between the different versions of Windows and
MinGW (or I just did something wrong) but I'll make a ticket so that
we can track the issue.  I am by no means a Windows developer but I
would be happy to try out fixes/ideas on my Windows machine as I think
that it is important that we have as good support for Windows as we do
on the various Unix-like systems.

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 1:23 PM, Bryan O'Sullivan<bos at serpentine.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Bryan.

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