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Re: [PATCH] getaddrinfo: fix gai_strerror signature

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] getaddrinfo: fix gai_strerror signature
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 09:19:45 +0200
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> Several platforms declare gai_strerror to return char* rather than
> const char*.  Worse, on mingw, if UNICODE is defined, it is defined
> to return WCHAR*, which means the result is in unicode but an
> application expecting bytes for characters will only see a one-byte
> answer.
> * m4/getaddrinfo.m4 (gl_GETADDRINFO): Detect broken signatures,
> and work around mingw with UNICODE defined.
> (gl_PREREQ_GETADDRINFO): Drop redundant decl check.

Thanks.  I'll test the patch in my project and if there is any problem,
I'll notice and report back...


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