Proposal [Trac #1212]: add IPv6 support to network library
sven.panne at aedion.de
Sun Apr 1 06:50:10 EDT 2007
I've downloaded your darcs repo, and it built fine (openSUSE 10.2 x86_64). Two
* You use an internal class HostAddr and make two type synonyms an instance
of it. This has 2 drawbacks: It is not H98 and Haddock complains about a
missing link destination. I think one could handle things easily without a
class, because all possible instances are known at compile time.
* The types and values of AddrInfoFlags/NameInfoFlags are not very
data AddrInfoFlag = Passive | CanonName | NumericHost | ...
and [AddrInfoFlag] instead of AddrInfoFlags is much nicer. The only cost
is that a tiny marshaling function has to be written. Same for NameInfoFlags.
Interfaces writte this way are more type safe and one can easily see which
alternatives are possible for a given set of flags in a single place.
Alas, the X11 package is not nice regarding the last item, either... :-(
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