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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] dns client
On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 08:17:08PM +0400, Anastasia Gornostaeva wrote:
> Well, it is an interesting solution. but what about portability?
> I saw, Erlang/OTP has more nice solution - a module inet_res that allows some
> kinda of my requests above.

Well there are two issues here: how much portability do _you_ need?
and how portable would bindings to a C library be?

If you specifically need this to work on multiple (Unix + non-Unix)
systems, then using open_process_in/popen wouldn't be the way to
go. However I cannot answer that question, only you can.

Would C bindings to the bind resolver library be any more portable I
wonder? (Actually I don't have the faintest clue whether this library
is available on Windows).

A pure OCaml resolver library would be a massive chunk of work, and
pretty pointless to boot.

Rich.

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