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Mark Devine
August 14, 2018 20:55
Perl6 POSIX IEEE Std 1003.1
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The POSIX module in the ecosystem ( implements a few commonly used subs from POSIX IEEE Std 1003.1 in a single file, which I found useful.  I wanted to use more of these so I coded a few simple subroutines with NativeCall for my own use.  The more I look at it, I will likely want to use a lot more of these functions/headers in Perl6 over the long term.

Perl5 had a few of these subroutines included with the core distribution, as well as a utility to extract header info.  Perl6 doesn't include POSIX IEEE Std 1003.1 in the core distro that I could see.

I am not a developer, otherwise I'd author Perl6 POSIX IEEE Std 1003.1 modules for the ecosystem.  getaddrinfo/freeaddrinfo ( clearly demonstrated to me that I was out of my depth, but some Perl6 developers seem to be fluent with these NativeCall constructs without breaking a sweat.

Are there any initiatives to include POSIX IEEE Std 1003.1 in Perl6, hopefully holistically?  Maybe with an extensible hierarchical file structure (I.e. POSIX::getaddrinfo, POSIX::getnameinfo, etc.)?  Are there other Perl6 users who see a need for more POSIX IEEE Std 1003.1 functions (



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