unix package

Bayley, Alistair Alistair_Bayley at invescoperpetual.co.uk
Thu Jun 28 11:45:39 EDT 2007

> From: libraries-bounces at haskell.org 
> [mailto:libraries-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Ian Lynagh
> Currently the unix package is a mishmash of different solutions to the
> portability problem. Here are all the ones I've found, along 
> with what I
> think the best action would be. If this sounds reasonable then I'll
> start making patches and proposals as appropriate.

This is outside the scope of Ian's proposal, but I was wondering...

The unix package isn't available to Windows users. Unsurprising, maybe.
But, given that it seems to be a layer over the Posix API, would it be
reasonable to request that the unix package is made available on
Windows? There is a Posix API in Windows (NT/2000/XP), although I
understand it is next to useless. There is also this:


and possibly some other projects which provide the necessary
functionality on Windows (cygwin? MSYS?).

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