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Re: hstrerror for MinGW

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: hstrerror for MinGW
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:52:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130007 (Ma Gnus v0.7) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> skribis:

> 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).

Yes, makes sense to me.

Eli: would you be willing to do that?  I guess a possible template would
be the ‘getaddrinfo’ module, which has a conditional function
declaration in netdb.in.h and code in a separate C file.


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