Perl and IPv6. It's alright now.
duncan.garland at ntlworld.com
Thu Apr 28 20:16:09 BST 2011
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[mailto:london.pm-bounces at london.pm.org] On Behalf Of Paul LeoNerd Evans
Sent: 26 April 2011 09:42
To: London.pm Perl M[ou]ngers
Subject: Re: Perl and IPv6. It's alright now.
On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 02:02:59PM +0100, Duncan Garland wrote:
> What's the situation now? Anybody doing a high-level search on the
> subject is going to get the impression that Perl is "harmful". It's
> clear that this is an exaggeration, but it's not clear whether or not
> the problem has been solved.
> Does anybody have a high-level summary of the current situation? Would
> anybody like to write one? I don't think I'm the right person. I don't
> know if it's alright now or not.
One high-level summary I co-wrote:
Long story short:
for a fully IPv6-aware replacement of IO::Socket::INET. Pure-perl, no
non-core dependencies on 5.13.x / 5.14. Requires Socket::GetAddrInfo on
earlier perls, which is XS-based.
Once 5.14.0 is out, I'm hoping to suggest placing IO::Socket::IP in core
too, alongside the older ::INET.
Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
leonerd at leonerd.org.uk
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