The SML basis library socket module
Sun, 28 Sep 2003 08:18:05 -0400
I would like to develop a network application using SML, however I
have run into inconsistencies between SML/NJ, MLton and the basis
library specification reguarding Non-blocking IO. According to
http://sml.sourceforge.net/Basis/socket.html it seems as if you use
seperate functions for (non)blocking operations (connect vs.
connectNB), while in the MLton and SML/NJ libraries you need to set a
socket to non-blocking mode with Socket.Ctl.setNBIO and proceed to use
the normal connect function. I also notice the google cache of that
specification (http://tinyurl.com/oxvp) matches the MLton, SML/NJ
libraries. Was this a recent change to the basis library that the
implementations haven't caught up to yet ?
On an unrealted note, what is the recomended way to develop
applications to be compiled in MLton? I was considering making SDL
bindings for both SML/NJ and MLton and then use SML/NJ during
development for better type checking and and faster compile times and
then shipping with a MLton compiled binary, is this common ?
Thanks for any help.