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Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
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Date: 2004-04-13 (11:15)
From: Keith Wansbrough <Keith.Wansbrough@c...>
Subject: Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:
> On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 04:31:01PM -0700, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> > 	I'm not so sure, there seems to be a lot here:
> > 
> > 	http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/libraries/index.html
> Things that are notably missing from Haskell, judging by that list, include:
>  * Generic URL handling and HTTP client libraries

Exists to some degree.

>  * IMAP
>  * POP
>  * SMTP
>  * NNTP


>  * Databases of any sort

At least two low-level bindings (each binding to MySQL, ODBC, ...)
exist, and work is continuing on a higher-level API.

>  * XML and XML-RPC

XML exists - three bindings.

>  * E-mail/MIME parsing (another huge problem right there)


>  * Thread support

GHC has a rather mature and advanced threading model.

>  * Curses

Not sure.

The FFI is fully documented and easy to use, and there are tools that
take an annotated C header file or IDL file and automatically convert
to foreign-function declarations.


--KW 8-)

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