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Re: hstrerror for MinGW

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: hstrerror for MinGW
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:09:42 +0100

You wrote:

> >> This came up on guile-users while discussing the MinGW build of
> >> Guile, see
> >> 
> >>   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guile-user/2013-06/msg00028.html
> >>   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guile-user/2013-06/msg00039.html
> >> 
> >> Will gnulib maintainers consider this for inclusion, please?
> So this is about adding a workaround for hstrerror on MinGW, which
> lacks it.
> Gnulib already has a ‘netdb’ module (maintained by Simon, Cc’d), so
> perhaps that would be the right place to add the replacement
> hstrerror. Simon, WDYT?

It seems like a good idea to add a workaround module for hstrerror, but
I think it should be a separate module, although the prototype for the
function may probably be in the netdb module?  Compare how other
replacement functions typically have their own module (I think).


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