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RE: Release update

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: RE: Release update
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:46:47 +0900

Drew Adams writes:

 > > I'm working locally - no network (but Internet connection).

It's possible that when Emacs starts up it uses getaddrinfo to get the
hostname, and the IPv6 spec requires that you get your canonical
hostname from a nameserver.  XEmacs currently disobeys the spec by
default because on most networks IPv6 is hardly used even today, and
startup delays can be substantial especially if your Internet
connection is "on-demand" (as it typically was in the days of POTS and
time-metered modem connections, when that decision was made).

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