instance Show SockAddr

Tomasz Zielonka t.zielonka at
Sat Oct 16 05:09:16 EDT 2004

On Sat, Oct 16, 2004 at 09:37:02AM +0100, Graham Klyne wrote:
> It seems to me that using a single integer/bitstring value for internal 
> representation of IP addresses is rather missing a trick.

But that's just what IP4 address is: 32 bits

> My hope for a host address representation would be an abstraction whose 
> internal details are hidden, with functions to convert to/from textual form 
> and wire-form (network byte order), and any other abstract operations that 
> may be required (e.g. subnet testing).  This approach should, for example, 
> make migration to IPv6 relatively painless.

You can make such abstraction on top of the existing one. I would be
very sad if I couldn't just use IP4 addresses when I want to.

Best regards,

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