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Re: socketless platforms?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: socketless platforms?
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 10:23:28 -0600
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On 05/18/2011 10:18 AM, Sam Steingold wrote:
> is there such a thing as a platform without socket support?
> if yes, how do I detect that after I call gl_SOCKETLIB?

Not all platforms support Unix sockets (AF_UNIX/AF_LOCAL is lacking on
mingw) or IPv6 sockets (AF_INET6 is lacking on various platforms).  For
that matter, you could probably find a platform these days where AF_INET
(IPv4) is useless, although it will probably still compile and just be a
runtime failure.  Other address families supported by Linux are
non-standard, and unlikely to work in portable code.

But pretty much every platform has some form of socket support.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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