network-2.4.1.2: Low-level networking interface

PortabilityPOSIX, GHC
Stabilityexperimental
Maintainer[email protected]
Safe HaskellNone

Network.Socket.ByteString.Lazy

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Description

This module provides access to the BSD socket interface. This module is generally more efficient than the String based network functions in Socket. For detailed documentation, consult your favorite POSIX socket reference. All functions communicate failures by converting the error number to IOError.

This module is made to be imported with Socket like so:

 import Network.Socket hiding (send, sendTo, recv, recvFrom)
 import Network.Socket.ByteString.Lazy
 import Prelude hiding (getContents)

Synopsis

Send data to a socket

sendSource

Arguments

:: Socket

Connected socket

-> ByteString

Data to send

-> IO Int64

Number of bytes sent

Send data to the socket. The socket must be in a connected state. Returns the number of bytes sent. Applications are responsible for ensuring that all data has been sent.

Because a lazily generated ByteString may be arbitrarily long, this function caps the amount it will attempt to send at 4MB. This number is large (so it should not penalize performance on fast networks), but not outrageously so (to avoid demanding lazily computed data unnecessarily early). Before being sent, the lazy ByteString will be converted to a list of strict ByteStrings with toChunks; at most 1024 chunks will be sent. Unix only.

sendAllSource

Arguments

:: Socket

Connected socket

-> ByteString

Data to send

-> IO () 

Send data to the socket. The socket must be in a connected state. This function continues to send data until either all data has been sent or an error occurs. If there is an error, an exception is raised, and there is no way to determine how much data was sent. Unix only.

Receive data from a socket

getContentsSource

Arguments

:: Socket

Connected socket

-> IO ByteString

Data received

Receive data from the socket. The socket must be in a connected state. Data is received on demand, in chunks; each chunk will be sized to reflect the amount of data received by individual recv calls.

All remaining data from the socket is consumed. When there is no more data to be received, the receiving side of the socket is shut down. If there is an error and an exception is thrown, the socket is not shut down.

recvSource

Arguments

:: Socket

Connected socket

-> Int64

Maximum number of bytes to receive

-> IO ByteString

Data received

Receive data from the socket. The socket must be in a connected state. This function may return fewer bytes than specified. If the received data is longer than the specified length, it may be discarded depending on the type of socket. This function may block until a message arrives.

If there is no more data to be received, returns an empty ByteString.