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Re: gethostname

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: gethostname
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 03:45:56 +0200
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> I think MinGW actually does have a gethostname, but you need to
> link to -lws2_32 to see it.  Yup.  I actually have a local tree of
> gnulib that implements this test.  Patch below, but it is ancient and
> there were likely some reason this was never installed.

There are 2 reasons for not committing it as-is:
  1) The spec of gethostname() in Windows is different from the one in Unix,
     see [1]. In particular, it does not set errno, and requires prior use of
  2) It requires the introduction of a Makefile variable LIBGETHOSTNAME.

See also the discussion that started in [2].


[1] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms738527(VS.85).aspx
[2] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2008-01/msg00199.html

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