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Re: [Bug-gnulib] getaddrinfo

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] getaddrinfo
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 17:24:23 +0200
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> This is unfinished, but I wanted to hear what people think of this.

Sounds useful: getaddrinfo is in POSIX, but Solaris 7, AIX 3, IRIX 6,
HP-UX 10, HP-UX 11, OSF/1 4.0 don't have it, and Solaris 8, 9 have it
only in libsocket.

> In particular, is it a good idea to add a partial implementation of an
> API?

It depends :-) Certainly it's better if an implementation is complete,
but we already have incomplete POSIX replacements in gnulib:
  - an ftruncate which falls back to EIO when system support is insufficient.
  - a gethostname which falls back to the empty string.
  - a poll which doesn't work if the system's select() is too limited,
  - a regex which doesn't cope correctly with multibyte characters.


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