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Date: 2004-03-19 (10:19)
From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:59:20AM -0800, james woodyatt wrote:
> On 09 Mar 2004, at 09:30, Vasili Galchin wrote:
> > 
> >      I have yet to finish reading through otherlibs/unix/unix.mli. I 
> >kind of consider this POSIX API support. In any case, is there is a 
> >consensus that what is in unix.mli is complete? Or does new 
> >functionality have to be added? If so, what?
> I think the Unix module could be regarded as incomplete.
> The tactic I have taken with this problem is to regard the Unix library 
> in the Ocaml distribution as the property of INRIA.  It has what it 
> has, and it will get what INRIA decides is missing when the INRIA team 
> decides to put it there.
> I found the support for socket options to be lacking.  I wanted IPv6 

I also have a bug report open against the debian ocaml package asking
quite intently for IPv6 supoprt, also claiming ocaml to be 'useless' to
him until it would support IPv6.

Is there any IPv6 support planed in the near future ? I know this
discussion did already happen, but i guess nothing came of it back then.


Sven Luther

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