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Saturday April 18, 2009
03:08 PM

IO::Socket and LWP::Simple for Perl 6

[ #38826 ]

There's a long way to go, the code is crappy, there's support for nothing but INET sockets, whatever you want, but...

the minimal skeleton versions of IO::Socket and LWP::Simple are working in Perl 6. This happened thanks to Jonathan Worthington, as usual, Carl Masak, Martin Berends and me, who wrote the crappy code.

So here's the final lwp-get.p6:

use LWP::Simple;
say LWP::Simple.get('');

This was one of our goals for the 2009 Oslo Perl6 Hackaton. We did it! There's a huge lot of work still to do, but one significant step is done! Work is underway for server socket support (accept, bind, etc...) and fully speccing the sockets classes.

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