[Haskell] Real life examples

Lennart Augustsson lennart at augustsson.net
Sun Nov 28 13:44:39 EST 2004

But surely any device driver is parametrized on the
exact IO addresses?  How would you be able to handle
multiple devices otherwise?

Adrian Hey wrote:
> On Friday 26 Nov 2004 11:39 am, Keean Schupke wrote:
>>Adrian Hey wrote:
>>>Well it can be written in Haskell, but not using a module that was
>>>specifically designed to prevent this.
>>Well, It can be written in Haskell as it stands at the moment...
> No it can't. If I have a device driver that's accessing real hardware
> (peeking and poking specific memory locations say), how are you going
> to emulate that? You need to make peek and poke parameters of the
> module.
> That is certainly possible, but if the author of the driver module
> didn't anticipate your emulation needs, you'd be stuck I think.
> Regards
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